Russia stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Manufacturing, Power and Oil and Gas sectors led shares higher while losses in the Telecom, Mining and Oil and Gas sectors led shares lower. At the close in Moscow, the RTSI rose 1.33%, while the MICEX index fell 0.41%. The best performers of the session on the RTSI were FSK EES (MCX:FEES), which rose 6.18% or 0.0046 points to trade at 0.0789 at the close. Meanwhile, Sollers (MCX:SVAV) added 5.46% or 19.0 points to end at 367.0 and Aeroflot (MCX:AFLT) was up 4.91% or 1.80 points to 38.45 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were RDR United Company RUSAL PLC (MCX:RUALR), which fell 4.69% or 19.50 points to trade at 396.50 at the close. Transneft (pref) (MCX:TRNF_p) declined 3.87% or 5300.0 points to end at 131500.0 and Severstal – ao (MCX:CHMF) was down 3.34% or 24.50 points to 710.00. The top performers on the MICEX were FSK EES (MCX:FEES) which rose 6.18% to 0.0789, Sollers (MCX:SVAV) which was up 5.46% to settle at 367.0 and Aeroflot (MCX:AFLT) which gained 4.91% to close at 38.45. The worst performers were RDR United Company RUSAL PLC (MCX:RUALR) which was down 4.69% to 396.50 in late trade, Transneft (pref) (MCX:TRNF_p) which lost 3.87% to settle at 131500.0 and Severstal – ao (MCX:CHMF) which was down 3.34% to 710.00 at the close. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 90 to 78 and 7 ended unchanged. Shares in FSK EES (MCX:FEES) rose to 52-week highs; up 6.18% or 0.0046 to 0.0789. Shares in FSK EES (MCX:FEES) rose to 52-week highs; up 6.18% or 0.0046 to 0.0789. The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of RTSI options, was down 4.57% to 50.380. Gold for April delivery was down 0.14% or 1.60 to $1149.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude Oil for delivery in April fell 1.35% or 0.65 to hit $47.52 a barrel, while the April Brent Oil contract fell 0.77% or 0.45 to trade at $57.09 a barrel. USD/RUB was down 1.94% to 61.290, while EUR/RUB fell 0.10% to 64.975. The US Dollar Index was down 0.24% at 99.41.