The dollar fell below 75 rubles

as of 10.27 GMT, the dollar was at least cheaper to 74,84 of the ruble, and the Euro dropped to 80.2 per ruble. Later the dollar and the Euro pared some losses, but the tendency to a marked strengthening of the Russian currency continued to persist.

the Ruble strengthened amid positive external sentiment Asian markets opened in positive territory, also rising oil prices. On Thursday morning, the cost of a barrel of Brent rose more than 5%, closer to 22 dollars. In case of preservation of positive dynamics in the oil market, the Russian currency is able to return to the range of 70-75 rubles per dollar at the end of the week, says a leading analyst “Discovery Broker” Andrei Kochetkov.