The Russian central bank said on Thursday it has not purchased OFZ government bonds since March 23 after trading resumed on March 21 following a near month-long hiatus.

"Pricing on the OFZ market has a purely market nature," the central bank said in a report on financial risks.

The central bank said non-residents were closing rouble positions in late February and bought 415 billion roubles ($5.19 billion) worth of foreign currency on Feb. 21-28.

($1 = 80.0000 roubles)

(Reporting by Reuters)