In the state Duma called the timing of the introduction of the single currency with Belarus

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First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Viktor Vodolatsky expressed the view that the single currency in Russia and Belarus will appear not earlier than 2030.

“With how we are signing the so-called road maps were already more than 80% signed, even 90% is already signed, some have questions. I think that the single currency, we may be not earlier than 2030. So slow signing,” said Vodolatsky RIA Novosti.

he noted that He is actively involved in various committees working on improving the documents addressing the problematic issues that currently exist in relations between Russia and Belarus, including in the common currency area.

In December 2018 Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia is ready to fully implement the agreement of 1999 on establishing the Union state of Russia and Belarus. This document provides for the creation of a single emission center, a unified customs service, the court and the court of auditors.

the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, in his turn protested against the ruble as the single currency of the Union state. According to the Belarusian leader, the issue of the single currency should engage in “equity center, created on equal terms”. However, he agreed to emission center was located on Russian territory, for example, in St. Petersburg.

Speaking at the plenary session of the SPIEF-2019 at the beginning of June 2019, Vladimir Putin declared that the unification of Russia and Belarus is impossible. He explained that, in his opinion, Belarusians, Russians and Ukrainians – it was originally one people, but with time they gained their own identity.

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