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Russian Government Moves To Make Ruble Convertible


http://gdb.rferl.org/B13E2CF1-142B-4DAA-9B42-CD24E77AB4DB_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/B13E2CF1-142B-4DAA-9B42-CD24E77AB4DB_mw800_mh600.jpg (ITAR-TASS) June 29, 2006 -- The Russian government has approved amendments to the country's currency regulations to make the ruble fully convertible.


The move follows a call by President Vladimir Putin to remove restrictions by July 1.


The changes still need to be approved by parliament.


(RIA Novosti, AP)


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