The RTS index traded at the level of 1,467.75 points (-1.28%).
As of 10:24 am, the dollar was up by 0.28% trading at 73.95 rubles, while the euro was trading at 89.83 rubles (+0.24%).
The number of individuals with brokerage accounts on the Moscow Exchange in 2020 increased by almost 5 mln and reached record-breaking 8.8 mln.
The Bank of Russia sold 2.3 bln rubles ($31 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on January 12 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported on Wednesday.
The MOEX Index added 0.47% to 3,487.92 points as trading opened.
As of 10:15 am, the dollar was down by 0.21% trading at 73.3950 rubles, while the euro was trading at 89.6575 rubles (-0.15%).
The trading volume on the stock market surged by 34.7% in December to 4.8 trillion rubles ($65.1 bln).
Russian market indices ended the trading session on Tuesday with mixed dynamics.
The Bank of Russia sold 5.3 bln rubles ($71.3 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on January 11 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported on Tuesday.
The MOEX Russia Index hit a fresh all-time high exceeding 3,520 points during Tuesday trading as it went up by 1.1%.