Information Message on the Results of Investing Funds of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund

1 april 2016 года
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Russia’s Finance Ministry hereby informs about the results of investing funds of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund from January 1 to March 31, 2016.

The Reserve Fund

As of April 1, 2016, the aggregate amount of the Reserve Fund was 3 420.92 billion rubles which is equivalent to 50.60 billion US dollars. The amounts of balances in separate accounts to record funds of the Reserve Fund were:

  • 22.71 billion US dollars
  • 20.26 billion euros;
  • 3.44 billion pounds sterlings.

The aggregate calculated income from placing funds of the Reserve Fund in foreign currency accounts of the Bank of Russia recalculated in dollars for a period from January 15 to March 31, 2016 was 0.14 billion US dollars, which is equivalent to 9.41 billion rubles. The exchange rate difference from recalculating balances of funds in the said accounts for a period from January 1 to March 31, 2016, was a negative value of (-) 219.65 billion rubles.

The National Wealth Fund

As of April 1, 2016, the aggregate amount of the National Wealth Fund was 4 947.33 billion rubles which is equivalent to 73.18 billion US dollars including:

1) In separate accounts to record funds of the National Wealth Fund with the Bank of Russia:

  • 19.67 billion US dollars;
  • 20.76 billion euros;
  • 3.83 billion pounds sterlings.

2) 195.03 billion rubles and 6.25 billion US dollars were deposited with Vnesheconombank;

3) under an individual decision by the Russian Government 3.00 billion US dollars were placed in debt instruments of foreign states without placing demands on long-term credit ratings;

4) in bonds of Russian issuers related to implementing infrastructure projects, a list of which is approved by the Russian Government – 112.63 billion rubles and 4.11 billion US dollars;

5) in preferred shares of credit institutions – 278.99 billion rubles;

6) on deposits of OJSC Bank VTB and Bank GPB (JSC) in order to fund infrastructure projects a list of which is approved by the Russian Government - 164.43 billion rubles.

The aggregate calculated income from placing funds of the National Wealth Fund in foreign currency accounts of the Bank of Russia recalculated in dollars for a period from January 15 to March 31, 2016, was 0.13 billion US dollars, which is equivalent to 8.80 billion rubles. The exchange rate difference from recalculating monetary resources of the Fund from January 1 to March 31, 2016 was a negative value of (-) 279.86 billion rubles including:

  • balances in foreign exchange accounts with the Bank of Russia – (-)209.34 billion rubles;
  • funds deposited with Vnesheconombank in US dollars – (-) 32.99 billion rubles;
  • funds placed in debt instruments of foreign states without placing demands on long-term credit ratings – (-) 15.83 billion rubles.
  • foreign-currency denominated bonds of Russian issuers related to implementing infrastructure projects, a list of which is approved by the Russian Government – (-) 21.70 billion rubles.

In March of 2016, incomes of the National Wealth Fund were transferred to the federal budget. These incomes were received from placing the Fund’s financial resources in:

a) bonds of Russian issuers related to implementing infrastructure projects, a list of which is approved by the Russian Government in the amount of 1.56 billion rubles which is equivalent to 0.02 billion US dollars;

b) on the subordinate deposit of OJSC Bank VTB in the amount of 5.71 billion rubles which equivalent to 0.08 billion US dollars.

The aggregate income from placing financial resources of the Fund in the authorized financial assets minus funds in the accounts of the Bank of Russia from January to March 2016 was 9.67 billion rubles which is equivalent to 0.14 billion US dollars.

Indicators of the aggregate amount of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund as well as of calculated incomes (losses) from placing funds of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund were calculated on the basis of official exchange rates of foreign currencies set by the Bank of Russia as of the date prior to the reporting date and of cross rates calculated on the basis of the said exchange rates.

Detailed statistics on transactions with funds of the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund is posted on the Internet site of the Russian Finance Ministry in the following sections: “The Reserve Fund” and “The National Wealth Fund” in appropriate subsections in Russian and English, the statistics is updated on a regular basis.

Origin: Press Service of Russia’s Finance Ministry



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On Payments on Government Foreign – Currency Denominated Bonds

30 march 2016 года
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In accordance with the terms of issuing eurobonds, on the Russian Finance Ministry’s instructions State Corporation ‘Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)’ transferred funds in the total amount of 1 billion 109 million 975 thousand 866.31 US dollars to The Bank of New York Mellon.

These funds were transferred to repay principal and pay interest on Eurobonds with a final maturity date of 2030.

The payment was made in a single currency.


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