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FCS: Russians began to take money out of the country illegally more often

Russians began to more often try to illegally take cash out of the country, reported Federal Customs Service (FTS).

For nine months of the year, 7846 attempts of illegal import and export of cash by individuals were recorded, which is 24 percent more than in the same period last year. However, the total amount of money transferred with violations amounted to 1.4 billion rubles in ruble terms, which is less than in January-September 2021 (2.3 billion rubles).

The main illegally exported and imported currency was the ruble, it accounted for more than 50 percent of illegal acts. Illegal shipments of euros and dollars have also been recorded. Most of the cash was exported to Turkey, UAE, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. In the opposite direction, the currency was imported mainly from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Tajikistan.

Due to difficulties with converting and buying currency, as well as with transfers abroad, Russians began to carry cash abroad in order to deposit it there on an account or simply exchange it for the desired currency, so there are more violations, explained specialist in international financial markets of the Finmir marketplace Georgy Svirin.

AT Russia from March 2, a temporary ban for the export of cash foreign currency in the amount of more than 10 thousand dollars.

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