Russian stocks opened mostly lower. On the MICEX exchange YUKOS and Norilsk Nickel lost 1.5 percent after the opening. RAO UES shed 1 percent. Other blue chips decreased 0.5 percent. Analysts foresee a negative mood as investors are waiting for US data on job recovery in April. If the US economy has added more jobs, this might move the Federal Reserve System closer to raising interest rates and spur a massive selling of Russian stocks. Investors are likely to take their profits before holidays to diminish risks. The trade volume is low these days. Taking into account general downward trend on global stock markets, one should not expect an active buying today. But on the other hand, demand for oil is high and oil prices grow, that is why oil companies might benefit this situation and stable, according to analysts.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities