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Russian investments in U.S. national debt exceeded $104 billion

Вложения России в госдолг США превысили $104 млрд

Russian investments in the state bonds of the USA for April rose by $5.1 billion and reached $104,9 billion this is evidenced by the U.S. Treasury.

A month earlier investments of the Russian side in the U.S. national debt has increased by $13.5 billion, after rising $100 million in January and February. For comparison, in 2016 Russia investment in U.S. securities was reduced from $92,1 billion to $86,1 billion

In the list of the largest creditors of the United States Russia at the end of April is on the 14th place. The first from the beginning of 2017 remains Japan, which holds us government bonds, approximately $1.1 trillion. In second place is China (about $1.09 trillion), the third – Ireland ($299,9 billion).

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June 9, during a report in the state Duma the Chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina, the speaker of Parliament Vyacheslav Volodin, speaking about the investments of Russia in the US national debt, offered to request of the budget Committee of the U.S. Congress information about the state of the American economy to assess the risks to the international reserves of the Russian Federation. In turn, Nabiullina said that the Russian side is invested in US bonds, as they are among the most reliable.

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In early 2016 the liberal democratic party demanded the Central Bank to explain why Russia supports the US economy by buying bonds. In April, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev explained the country’s investment in us securities “pure commercial calculation.”

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