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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

For the Record

Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik will resign from United Grain Company's board of directors by June 1 to comply with President Dmitry Medvedev's orders, she said Thursday.

Russian international currency and gold reserves advanced $3.9 billion last week to $508.4 billion, the highest level since October 2008, the Central Bank said Thursday.

The Belarussian Central Bank raised its benchmark refinancing rate by 1 percentage point to 13 percent, effective from April 20, the regulator said on its web site.