1. Wide of Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX)
2. MICEX entrance
3. Wide of MICEX interior
4. Mid of staff
5. Set up of equity analyst with Renaissance Capital investment bank, Ovanes Oganisian
6. Oganisian talking to Renaissance colleague
7. Close up of woman typing
8. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Ovanes Oganisian, equity analyst with Renaissance Capital investment bank:
"The market has been dropping and rising by 20 per cent and it is hard to trade or to make decisions in such conditions. It is especially hard for local investors, who work at the internal stock markets: they don't have any guarantee that the stock exchange would not be closed tomorrow and whether they would have to keep what they bought today, until the global situation changes. That is why the investors, especially local ones, work in a situation that looks like chaos."
9. Close up of sign
10. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Ovanes Oganisian, equity analyst with Renaissance Capital investment bank:
"The Russian market now mainly follows the global markets: what is happening at the global markets influences the Russian market. But the Russian market's reaction is worse, it shows more negative dynamics than the global markets amid the decrease in oil prices."
11. Wide of Moscow street
12. Close and tilt down currency exchange rates on board in street
13. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Maria, no last name given, Moscow citizen, vox pop:
"I don't believe that anyone, including our government, can make any prognosis now. I think that in reality no-one understands what is going on. That is why we can say that everything is all right, but I don't see any reasons for that."
14. Wide of bank
15. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Ekaterina Klimova, pensioner, vox pop:
"I trust (Vladimir) Putin most of all. Although I do not agree with him on everything, but what he did for the country. At least we (Russia) managed to come out of the debt hole, and we have some savings now, yes, I do trust him. I don't have any grounds not to trust (our government)."
16. Wide of street
Russia's battered stock market was in chaos on Thursday afternoon as plunging shares led regulators to stop and restart trading several times.
Regulators had closed the major MICEX index after early trading on Thursday saw a slump of 10 percent in their composite index.
But they re-opened trading a half-hour later.
Investors are working "in a situation that looks like chaos", said Ovanes Oganisian, an equity analyst with the Renaissance Capital investment bank in Moscow.
Russia's stock market has been declining for weeks as fears grow over the financial crisis and sliding oil prices.
The MICEX was down almost 9 percent at 590.9 by 2:20 pm (1020 GMT) after the pause.
The other main exchange, RTS, was 2 percent down at 622 points following an hour-long suspension.
Regulators have repeatedly suspended trading on the two exchanges in recent weeks as the price of shares has swung widely mostly downward.
Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin warned on Wednesday that the government may have to tap into its massive rainy-day reserves to help Russia through the economic crisis and declining oil profits.
On the streets of Moscow, there were various opinions about the financial situation in Russia.
The majority said that despite having little understanding of the unstable situation in the Russian and the world economy, they still trusted the Russian government and the Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Russia is the world's second largest oil producer, and government finances have been sharply affected by weaker oil prices, with crude near 55 US dollars a barrel on Thursday.
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