Russian stocks kept declining on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX) yesterday. The MICEX index totaled 492.65 points, down 0.95 percent. Prices for most blue chips dropped: RAO UES slid 1.92 percent, LUKoil slipped 0.79 percent, YUKOS edged down 0.34 percent, Surgutneftegas set back 1.75 percent and Rostelecom lost 1.39 percent. Norilsk Nickel and Sberbank grew 0.24 percent and 0.51 percent respectively. The trading volume came to about RUR8.2bn ($270m).
According to experts, strain on ruble liquidity may be slackening the stock market growth until the end of September, and in the near future correction is likely to continue.
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