Since 2018 Russia has had an alternative payment clause in its Eurobond contracts that allows it to pay principal and interest in Roubles
Journalists really should take some time to learn how correspondent banking works
In all international transactions they consumer pays with the currency they have and the producer gets the currency they want to hold. So why the big fuss over Russia’s requirement to receive Roubles?
Electronic impulses on computers only stop tanks in Call of Duty. War is not a game, and stopping it will require rather more than attempts at financial alchemy