Foreign currency deposits held by Russian citizens have plunged to their lowest level since February 2008, reflecting a significant shift in the financial behavior of Russian depositors, Report informs referring to BNN.

This trend, as revealed by the nation’s central bank, underscores the possible impact of international sanctions and the geopolitical situation affecting Russia, as well as the resilience of the Russian populace in the face of economic uncertainty.

The share of foreign currency in private Russian accounts has been on a steady decline.

At the start of October, it amounted to $63.4 billion. However, by early November, this figure had fallen by an additional $3.7 billion, resulting in foreign currency deposits accounting for just 9.4% of household savings.