“Information from Bloomberg about pressure from the government of the Russian Federation on the Bank of Russia to lower the key rate is not true,” TASS quoted him as saying.

According to him, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Central Bank are in constant contact, including "on the development of measures to support the economy in the face of sanctions and act within their powers and functions."

He stressed that this kind of stuffing is speculation "in order to influence the development of the situation in the economy."

Earlier, President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to continue the implementation of major socio-economic projects aimed, among other things, at improving the well-being of people.

The head of state called the growth of real incomes of Russians, as well as the reduction of poverty and inequality, the key priorities in this direction.