Operations have been shut down at 11:26 AM Moscow time; session will resume at 12:40 AM. Other exchange markets function as normal.
Session was shut down due to technical hitches. During first hour and a half of trading, U.S. Dollar and Euro have been declining to ruble – American currency lost 11.5 kopecks, while European one, almost 40.
The last time bug on the Moscow exchange occurred in January. In 2014 it took place in derivatives market in April, July and October. The most significant failure happened in April, 2012 when trading hasn’t been resuming for more than two hours.