"Yes, they did. You've seen that the mortgage is warmed up. Everybody is talking about it. Therefore, it is necessary to take a little cooling measures so that there are no bubbles. We are the regulator of this market and must make balanced decisions so that the market develops, but without sharp jumps up and down," the minister told reporters, quoted by TASS.

What the Ministry of Finance is proposing are "elements of stabilization of this market" so that "there is no volatility in this sector," he added.

Earlier, the Central Bank supported an increase in the first installment on preferential mortgages.