Russia reserve fund spending in 2016 will be $33 billion: minister

A vendor places Russian rouble banknotes into a cash register at a grocery shop in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expects to have spent 2.1 trillion roubles ($32.7 billion) this year from its reserve fund by the end of December, in line with forecasts, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday.

($1 = 64.2124 roubles)


(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)