Russia has legalized cryptocurrency trading. The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation introduced the Digital Assets Regulation Bill, where are defined norms and requirements to cryptocurrency trading.
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Hence, cryptocurrency trading is legal now in Russia.
Though, the Central Bank of Russia is not happy with such decision. The main financial institution in the country absolutely doesn’t approve the idea that crypto trading shall be accepted and allowed.
The Minfin has though different views.
They believe that proper regulation will allow controlling trading and will eliminate fraudsters and scams. Moreover, taxation o profit from trading may bring good income in the state budget.