The trading session on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange opened with a general increase in prices. The growth was led by YUKOS shares, whose price rose by over 5 percent at the opening. Prices of other highly liquid shares grew by 0.5 percent on average. In the opinion of analysts, a record rise in the Central Bank's gold and foreign currency reserves, high oil prices and excessive ruble liquidity will still be supporting the Russian stock market.
The Kremlin has taken two strong steps in a war of nerves that has caused quite a stir in the NATO-Ukraine alliance