Under a program on developing an organized market of securities, the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX) is going to complete technical preparations for starting trade of Russian Eurobonds in rubles in February 2004. According to the MICEX press service, on December 19, 2003, the Federal Securities Commission and MICEX agreed upon the rules for the circulation of the mentioned securities on MICEX.
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land