Early at this morning's US dollar session, the average-weighted exchangerate amounted to 31.57 RUR/USD remaining at yesterday's level. Commercialbank dealers point to the fact that the dollar rate has been unchanged atthe special session despite a considerable increase in the dollar rate onthe interbank market on August 29. Yesterday, the high on deals amountedto 31.62-31.63 RUR/USD at the afternoon session eventually exceeding theofficial rate as of August 30, 2002, by RUR0.05-0.06. At the beginning oftoday's UTS, even the high on deals has not overcome 31.57 RUR/USD..
Russian troops have completed the tasks of the special operation on Snake Island. In this connection, as an act of good will, Moscow has decided to withdraw the garrison of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation from the island