Today's trade on the Russian stock market opened with a surge of the majority of traded stocks despite negative news from world markets. The leader of the trade has been RAO UES shares, which have gone up considerably after a report on a possible considerable increase in dividends for 2002. Analysts accept the possibility that after the long holidays, the market trade will be more vivid today, though the continuation of a stable price growth is not very likely so far.
Following Lithuania, Norway has joined the anti-Russian frenzy as well and declared a blockade against the Russian town of Barentsburg. However, Norway has not taken into account the fact that Svalbard is not its original territory