Support The Moscow Times!

Russian Ruble Weakens on Opening

Boards showing currency exchange rates are seen in Moscow.

The Russian ruble weakened on market opening in Moscow on Wednesday, tracking down lower oil prices.

At 0704 GMT the ruble was 1.6 percent weaker against the dollar at 66.30 and 1.5 percent weaker against the euro at 78.20.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

As we approach the holiday season, please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world’s largest country.