Trade on the Russian stock market is characterized by an inconsiderable advance in the majority of traded shares. At the RTS, Mosenergo has grown by 3 percent, while YUKOS has dropped by 0.7 percent. The RTS index grew by 0.14 percent to 360.85 points as of 13:00. On MICEX many blue chips have advanced by 1-1.5 percent.
The market is growing amid the advance in European indices. According to analysts, the RTS index will manage to stabilize at about 360 points.
The remarks from the Pope came as "a very strong step towards degradation," "given the rather massive nature of homosexuality" among the Catholic clergy.