The Russian Finance Ministry has repaid coupons on state short-term GKO and OFZ bonds for a total of 891.75 million rubles ($30.16 million), the ministry's department for managing domestic debts reported today. In particular, they repaid the second coupons of GKO-T-bills (issue No. 26102), the 11th coupon of OFZ bonds (issue No. 27006) and the 10th coupon of OFZ bonds (issue No. 28001). These payments were made according to the schedule.
An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building