MOSCOW, May 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's two main
stock exchanges, MICEX and the RTS, opened on Wednesday with
their key indexes going up amid a rise in world oil prices.
The index of the ruble-denominated MICEX opened up 1.61%
from Tuesday's close at 1,057.69 points while the
dollar-denominated RTS climbed 0.53% to 995.48 points.
Russian stocks have almost doubled in an ongoing rally
since January, following a disastrous last three months of
2008, during which they lost two thirds of their value.