The Russian ruble has recorded the second biggest gains among emerging market currencies against the US dollar this year.
Over the first four months of the year, the Russian currency gained 6.2% against the greenback, while the Brazilian real, which sits atop the leaderboard, surged over 14% against the dollar.
The Colombian peso has shown an increase of 2.5%, while the South African rand and Mexican peso rose against the dollar by 1.2% and 0.9% respectively.
The Turkish lira dropped by 9.7% against the greenback, the Argentine peso fell by 10.8%, and the Egyptian pound saw a major decline of 14.9%. The Indian rupee and Thai baht fell by 2.3% and 2.7%, respectively.