Russian share prices continued growing at an opening today. According to traders, news from the US stock market didn't have much affect on Russian operators. At the same time, further increase in oil prices prior to OPEC's session scheduled for December 28, keeps share prices of Russian oil companies at a quite stable level. Traders say, the trading becomes less active now, but investors and brokers still feel optimistic. Everyone is waiting for the Russian stock market to continue growing in 2002 and prefer to purchase securities. Share prices are likely to grow a little more this year.
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