Russian stocks go up against slack trade

Today, the majority of stocks have been growing steadily. The reason forthis is a considerable increase in futures of US indices and theexpectations of a rise on the US stock market this evening. In the RTS, theadvance leaders are shares of oil companies - the Yukos oil company, theTatneft oil company and the Surgutneftegaz oil and gas company. At the sametime, trade activity remains low. In an hour and a half, the trade volumereached only $2m in the RTS. The RTS index gained 1.42 percent up to 339.6points. Traders point out that to all appearances, market is still inconfusion. On the one hand, local positive news is emerging from worldstock markets, on the other hand, oil prices have fallen considerably.Share prices are likely to remain stable till the end of the day; tradeactivity will be low, specialists believe..