Tax treatment of employee stock options in mergers and acquisitions
In these situations, there is a tendency to rush to switch the local currency for a more stable foreign one such as the US dollar. The government will thus respond by setting strict limitations as to how much foreign currency a Russian resident is able to purchase or have in their bank accounts. This is indeed a dire and sticky situation for all those involved.
The decrease in the Rouble means that Russian traders will now have to pay higher rates to set up an account with an offshore broker. These trades will also have to be done with caution as the selection of brokers is now a cause for detailed considerations.