“Against the background of geo-economic tensions and the high toxicity of the currencies of unfriendly countries, the ruble has become the strongest currency in the world.

But you need to understand that this phenomenon and the status itself are very relative, ”he said in an interview with the Prime agency.

Antonov explained that over the course of three quarters of 2022, trading volumes for all key currency pairs were declining, and only a sharp increase in rates by the US Federal Reserve, the ECB and the Bank of England could correct the situation.

Earlier, a specialist in the political development and cultural traditions of Asia, Professor Alexei Maslov, in an interview with the FAN, called the yuan a good alternative for trade with a number of countries.