The Micex Index of 30 Russian stocks advanced, halting a three-day slide, as commodity prices climbed. United Co. Rusal, OAO Transneft and OAO Mechel (MTLR) all rose more than 2 percent.
The Micex gained 1.1 percent to 1,511.96 at 10:13 a.m. in Moscow.
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