The weighted average dollar rate on tomorrow deals remained unchanged at RUR29.81 at the beginning of today's special trading session. This exchange rate was the same as the official rate for November 6.
Currency analysts commented on this situation in an interview with RBC and explained the unchanged dollar rate was caused by a tough control over the trading session by the Central Bank. It was buying dollars at RUR29.805 at the opening. As a result, the dollar exchange rate did not go below this level. Experts also reported a very low activity of traders as the trade volume had slightly surpassed $5m as of 10:40 a.m.
An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building