Russia plans to raise $7 billion in the international debt markets next year, taking advantage of strong demand, the country's finance minister told CNBC on Friday.
"We are preparing to return next year to the level of participation in international markets that we saw in 2013, before all these crises, with the sanctions and with the crisis in the economy. This will be in the region of $7 billion," Anton Siluanov told CNBC in Moscow.
"We need, in our view, to have a presence, to have a permanent presence on the international markets," he later added.
Emerging market issuance of Eurobonds — debt issued in a foreign currency — has risen as oil-exporting countries look to boost their public finances in the face of low commodity prices.