Russian share prices stepped down 2 percent on average on the MICEX exchange at 13:00 Moscow time amid information about delaying the accomplishment of the deal on YUKOS merging with Sibneft. However, later purchases of liquid securities restarted. RAO UES eased back 0.5 percent, LUKoil lost 2 percent, Rostelecom decreased by 1.58 percent, YUKOS fell by 6.7 percent, Surgutneftegas went down 1.33 percent and Mosenergo was down 0.99 percent. Among other losers were Sberbank (-1.68 percent), Norilsk Nickel (-0.77 percent), Tatneft (-1.17 percent) and Sibneft (-4.17 percent).
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities