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externalRussia's budget surplus nears $170 billion in six months, despite western sanctions.

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August 9, 2022 10:34 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk
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According to Russia's Central Bank, the country’s budget surplus has tripled compared to the same period in 2021. Two key reasons led to this – record high energy prices, primarily for Russia's key exports, gas and oil, and a sharp decline in the country's imports due to Western sanctions.

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