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The 30-stock Micex Index fell 2.8 percent to 1,456.29. The dollar-denominated RTS Index dropped 5 percent to 1,484.98.

OAO Rosneft (ROSN RX): Crude oil futures dropped for a third day on worries that Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s pledge to hold a referendum on Europe’s bailout plan may lead to its failure. Russia’s largest oil producer fell 3.4 percent to 210.71 rubles in Moscow.

OAO Gazprom (GAZP RX): Ukraine’s central bank said the country may pay Russia’s monopoly gas exporter in rubles instead of dollars for its purchases of the fuel. Gazprom fell 2.3 percent to 175.18 rubles.

OAO GMK Norilsk Nickel (GMKN RX): Nickel declined as much as 5.2 percent in London after Chinese manufacturing slowed and concerns mounted about Greece. The world’s largest producer of the metal fell 4.6 percent to 5,692 rubles.

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