Today's trade on the Russian stock market began with the majority of securities rising. During the very first minutes, most "blue chips" added some 0.5 percent on the MICEX. MTS gained 8 percent, which was the way the market reacted to the rapid upsurge of the company's ADRs in New York last night. Russian securities mainly went up against the background of a boom that US stock indices had performed last night. Investors will pay the most attention to RAO UES and Sibneft today.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War