Yesterday, Russian stocks continued to grow on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX). According to stock analysts, the MICEX index reached its historic high of 546.32 points, which is 1.07 percent higher against October 6. The majority of blue chips advanced. Norilsk Nickel stepped up 5.4 percent, LUKoil 2.6 percent, Surgutneftegas 4.5 percent and YUKOS 0.4 percent. Meanwhile, RAO UES dropped 4.1 percent and Sberbank edged down 0.2 percent.
The volume of trade amounted to RUR15.5bn ($510m), up 13 percent against the average daily trading volume for the previous week.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said