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.