Russian stocks moved slightly at the opening. On MICEX the majority of the blue chips tumbled 0.5 percent. The preferred Surgutneftegas shares plunged 1 percent. One should not expect a downward trend today, although the most cautious market participants fixed their profits at the opening. But clear-cut upward trend seems unlikely now, as the prices will consolidate near their current level, analysts say.
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