This decision was made by Russian President Vladimir Putin. He said that it no longer makes any sense to supply resources to the EU countries and the United States in dollars and euros. Calculations are translated into national currency. The words of the Russian president are quoted by RIA Novosti.
On the basis of reports about the transfer of settlements into rubles, the Russian currency shows growth. The dollar fell below 100 rubles. Recall that on the eve of its official exchange rate reached 116 rubles, and at the auction it rose to 150 rubles and more.
It's worth reminding that earlier the Russian president also allowed to settle in rubles with foreign counterparties under previously concluded contracts, including repaying debts. In order to carry out this operation, a special account will be opened in the country in the name of a non-resident of the country.