Russian stocks opened lower on Monday as the MOEX index lost 0.82% to 3,246.90 points, while the RTS index slipped by 0.57% to 1,394.52 points.
Russian stock indices ended trading on the Moscow Exchange with a downward trend as cautious sentiments prevailed among investors on Friday.
The euro rose by 0.81% to 90.085 rubles on the Moscow Exchange on Friday.
The Bank of Russia sold 6.3 bln rubles ($85.9 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on December 17 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported on Friday.
Russian stocks opened lower on Friday as the MOEX index slipped by 0.03% to 3,281.59 points, while the RTS index lost 0.03% to 1,418.81 points.
As of 10:29 am, the dollar was up by 0.67% at 73.32 rubles, while the euro was trading at 89.84 rubles (+0.54%).
The volume of currency sold by the Bank of Russia with settlements on December 15 amounted to 6.3 bln rubles ($86.7 mln).
As of 10:23 am, the dollar was down by 0.39% at 73.065 rubles, while the euro was trading at 89.3275 rubles (-0.06%).
Russian stocks opened higher on Thursday as the MOEX index added 0.24% to 3,277.67 points, while the RTS index gained 0.55% to 1,407.69 points.
Ukraine continues to derail preparations for another prisoner swap, Russian Plenipotentiary Representative Boris Gryzlov said after a video conference of the Contact Group seeking peace for eastern Ukraine.