The MOEX Russia Index declines by 0.37% to 2,758.84 points in early trading on the Moscow Exchange on Wednesday.
Questor share tip: dividends have dried up and share prices have halved.
India stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Banking, Metals and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.
Losses accelerated across European stock markets on Wednesday.
European stocks hit their lowest level since mid-June on Wednesday following a report France was mulling a month-long national lockdown to combat a surge in coronavirus infections.
Asia Pacific stocks were mostly down on Wednesday morning.
Campaigners called on Wednesday for global banks to stop financing industrial activities driving animal and plant species toward extinction, after a report ranked 50 lenders involved in sectors that pose the greatest threat to wildlife.
Australian shares ended four straight sessions of losses to close slightly higher on Wednesday as gold miners gained and technology stocks rose following Afterpay’s strong earnings.
Russian stock indices continued to slightly decline on Tuesday due to the negative external background.
The Bank of Russia sold 8.6 bln rubles ($112 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on October 26 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported on Tuesday.