According to an expert with Uniastrum Bank, contrary to expectations, tension on the Russian stock market decreased slightly yesterday. Credit rates remained high and certain tensions with the ruble's liquidity did not decrease, but that was not a big problem under relatively stable exchange rates. As far as yesterday's events on MICEX are concerned, RAO UES corrected slightly and for the most part of the day securities were traded worse than at the closing of the previous day, the expert said. Sberbank gained 4.5 percent amid other papers, which corrected within 1 to 1.5 percent. Gazprom inched back and was traded at 55.5 to 55.7 rubles (about $1.91) per share.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18