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Find rubles if you want Russian gas, says Kremlin spokesperson

All of Russia's big exports could soon be only in rubles, Kremlin doubles down on stance

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The Kremlin indicated on Wednesday that all of Russia’s energy and commodity exports could be priced in rubles, toughening President Vladimir Putin’s attempt to make the West feel the pain of the sanctions it imposed for the invasion of Ukraine.

In the strongest signal yet that Russia could be preparing an even tougher response to the West’s sanctions, Russia’s top lawmaker suggested on Wednesday that almost Russia’s entire energy and commodity exports could soon be priced in rubles. Asked about the comments by parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “This is an idea that should definitely be worked

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First Published: Mar 31 2022 | 12:53 AM IST

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