Russian News: August 9th, 2008!

RBC, 08.08.2008, Moscow 19:44:58.Russia will stop air traffic with Georgia starting at 12 a.m. on August 9, 2008, head of the Russian Transportation Ministry’s press office Timur Khikmatov told RBC today.

RBC, 08.08.2008, Moscow 17:55:29.More than 10 Russian peacekeepers were killed in the shelling of Tskhinvali, South Ossetia’s capital, and some 30 peacekeepers more were injured, head of public relations of Russia’s Ground Troops Colonel Igor Konashenkov.

RBC, 08.08.2008, Tskhinvali 17:47:01.Russian army has entered South Ossetia, RBC’s correspondent reported from Tskhinvali. He pointed out that it was impossible to name the exact number of tanks and other armored vehicles that entered the city, adding that the number was rather significant.

RBC, 08.08.2008, Moscow 15:58:05.At today’s special dollar trading session for tomorrow deals, the low on deals remained at 23.7755 RUB/USD, while the high on deals spiraled to 24.18 RUB/USD, up RUB 0.40 from the opening. The weighted average dollar exchange rate followed, reaching 23.96 RUB/USD, which is RUB 0.08 above the official exchange rate set by the Bank of Russia for the next three days.