The ruble rose sharply against the dollar and the euro

The ruble at the beginning of trading on Monday rose significantly against the dollar and the euro following the rise in oil prices, according to data from the Moscow Stock Exchange,- RIA News reports.

The American currency according to the currency calculations at 07:06 The Moscow clock fell by 71 kopecks - and reached a price of 74.9 rubles, the euro fell - by 1.03 rubles, to 84.47 rubles. A month ago the price of the ruble was 70 rubles per dollar.

Brent crude futures are up 4.27% - to $ 74.65 a barrel.

On Friday, commodity prices fell by 11-13%, to the lowest level since September. This is due to the spread of a new omicron strain of the corona virus, which the WHO has classified as "alarming". A number of countries have imposed entry restrictions from countries where the new strain is distributed.