“We regard the decision of Fitch Ratings to confirm the long-term credit rating of Russia on liabilities in foreign currency at 'BBB' with a stable outlook as further evidence that the macroeconomic structure built in Russia remains stable even in a turbulent external environment, ' RIA Novosti his words.

Siluanov clarified that the agency, when compiling the ratings of the CIS countries, in most cases downgraded the rating or worsened the forecast.

Earlier, the international rating agency Fitch confirmed the long-term sovereign rating of Russia in foreign currency at the investment level at BBB.