The Moscow Exchange index rose in Thursday trading, and the Russian currency rose against the US and European currencies.
By 12:12 Moscow time, the MICEX ruble stock index rose by 0.12% to 2175.80 points.
According to the Moscow Exchange, the RTS dollar index rose by 0.24% to 994.18 points.
In the foreign exchange market, the dollar fell by 28 kopecks (rule = 100 kopecks) to 69.02 rubles, while the euro fell by 28 kopecks to 75.13 rubles.
The ruble exchange rate is close to the maximum level over the past few months, and the Russian currency is receiving support from exporting companies that sell foreign exchange earnings to pay taxes.
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