Share prices are falling slowly on the Russian stock market now due to a drop in oil prices on international exchanges. For example, prices for Brent oil fell to $22 per barrel in London yesterday. As a result, the Russian stock market opened with a fall despite positive news from the U.S. stock market. Traders stressed that the situation with oil prices is having a significant impact on Russia. At the same time, they expect no sharp drop in shares. Prices on the Russian stock market are forecasted to continue falling slowly, especially due to a possible drop on the U.S. market.
Putin's Annual Address to the Federal Assembly is scheduled for September 30. Kremlin sources say it will become even more historic and globally important than his 2014 speech