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Russian Government Moves To Make Ruble Convertible

(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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