In a commentary to the Prime agency, he noted that at present the ruble is supported by the obligations of exporters to sell part of the foreign exchange earnings and restrictions on imports.

At the same time, the expert recalled that the authorities are pursuing a policy of easing foreign exchange controls, which, coupled with an increase in imports, should affect the ruble.

“All these events can seriously change the market balance of supply of currency and demand for it in the second half of the year and shift the “fair” dollar exchange rate to the ruble above 80,” Syrovatkin said.

According to the head of the Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov, Russia needs to return to the equilibrium exchange rate of the ruble, which was earlier, while reducing the standard for the mandatory sale of foreign exchange earnings.

According to the Moscow Exchange, on May 28, the dollar ended the week with growth to 66.7 rubles.