(RFE/RL) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proudly says he keeps his personal savings in rubles. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin calls buying dollars a "dubious business." And the mass-circulation daily "Izvestiya" warns readers -- inaccurately -- that the United States is planning to remove $50 and $100 banknotes from circulation, making the greenback's future unstable.
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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, November 2, 2008
In A 'Panic,' Russians Trading Rubles For Dollars