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SOCHI, Russia, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Russia's finance ministry will start selling rouble treasury bonds for households in April, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday.
The finance ministry aims at raising up to 30 billion ($519 million) roubles a year by selling bonds, known as OFZ bonds for people, Siluanov said.
The new three-year bonds will have a yield of 8.5 percent and will be issued every six months, available at offices of Russia's largest lenders Sberbank and VTB, Siluanov said.
$1 = 57.8160 roubles Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; editing by Vladimir Soldatkin