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Russia Equity Movers: Gazprom, Rosneft Shares Are Active

The 30-stock Micex Index (INDEXCF) fell 1.1 percent to 1,374.69 by the close in Moscow, snapping three days of gains.

The following were among the most active stocks in the Russian market today. Stock symbols are in parenthesis.

OAO Gazprom (GAZP RX) sank 0.8 percent to 157.65 rubles after retreating as much as 1.1 percent earlier. Russia’s natural-gas export monopoly said exports to Europe fell between January and May from a year earlier.

OAO Rosneft (ROSN RX) gained 0.4 percent to 201.75 rubles, erasing a 0.9 percent drop earlier. Chief Executive Officer Igor Sechin said the oil producer may distribute additional dividends to lift the payout to 25 percent of 2011 profit.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gavin Serkin at gserkin@bloomberg.net

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