Source Pravda.Ru

Russian stock market falls after dismissal of Russian government

The share prices of leading Russian companies fell by 3-4% after the announcement that the Russian government had been dismissed.

At 16:30 today the price of shares in UES of Russia on the Russian Trading System had fallen by over 4%, YUKOS share prices had fallen by 2.5%, Gazprom share prices had fallen by 0.72% while Mosenergo share prices had fallen by 3.6% and Surgutneftegaz share prices had fallen by 2%. The only share prices to rise were those of LUKoil, which rose by 0.3%.