Russian shares continue falling due to a drop in world oil prices and negative tendencies on the US futures market. A sharp increase in raw oil reserves in the USA led to a drop at the opening of IPE in London to $21.82 per barrel for futures on Brent oil. This resulted in a fall in prices for Russian oil shares and later in stocks of other companies. The RTS index went down to a level of 176 points. Analysts forecast it may drop to 165-170 points in the future.
On September 27, Nord Stream AG announced unprecedented damage that was caused to the company's two gas pipelines that run along the bottom of the Baltic Sea to Germany — Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2