After US President Joe Biden called Russian leader Vladimir Putin a murderer, the ruble and the Russian stock market plummeted.
This is reported by the specialized Russian edition Finanz.ru.
The dollar on the Moscow Stock Exchange rose by 86 kopecks, or 1.1% in 12 minutes after ABC News published an interview with Biden, in which he touched the Russian president harshly and promised him вЂњpaybackвЂќ for interfering in the 2020 American elections.
From 73.14 rubles per dollar at 14:06 (Moscow time), the ruble dropped to 74 by 14:18. The euro exchange rate, which started the day at about 86.9 rubles, jumped to 88 rubles.
The stock market fell 3.3% on the RTS index and 2% on the Moscow Exchange (a record since mid-December).
At 18:45, the ruble continued to fall. According to Finanz.ru, the Russian currency вЂњsankвЂќ to 74.095 per dollar (down 1.66%) and 88.176 per euro (down 1.64%).
We will remind you, the US national intelligence has declassified its report on interference in the US elections in 2020, focused on the actions of three countries вЂ” Iran, China, and Russia, and a third of the report concerns the Russian Federation.
According to the document, Russia again interfered in the presidential elections and, not without the participation of Ukrainian citizens, tried to influence their outcome, discrediting the Democrat Joe Biden who won the vote.