The balances of correspondent accounts at Russian banks went downsignificantly today - by more than 13bn rubles (about $411m) in Russia andmore than 9bn rubles ($285m) in Moscow. This was the most significantreduction in the balances of correspondent accounts after August 1, or morethan a month ago. As a result, the balances amounted to less than 84bnrubles ($2.66bn) in Russia and 49.5bn rubles ($1.57bn) in Moscow, thelowest figures in September. This resulted in the weighted average dollarexchange rate staying unchanged at RUR 31.61 at the morning tradingsession.The dollar rate saw a fall on the interbank market in the first half oftoday's trading. Specialists report that even the high on tomorrow dealswas no more than RUR 31.63 against RUR 31.65 registered yesterday..
Russia has delivered three divisions of anti-aircraft missile systems S-300PM-2 to Syria. These systems differ from the classic S-300