Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attends the international conference “Central Banks and the Development of the World Economy: New Challenges and Prospects,” timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Russian Central Bank
"The Russian people do have confidence in their national currency now. They know they are using a genuine, dependable currency. A stable and convertible rouble gives Russians obvious material advantages as well as more self-respect, if I might say so. Also, people have justified confidence in their banking system. Most of the credit for these improvements must be given to the Central Bank."