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MOSCOW, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Here are events and news stories that could moveRussian markets on Thursday.

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STOCKS CALL (Contributions to moscow.newsroom@reuters.com):

Uralsib: "There was no turnaround on markets yesterday, with most boursesfinishing in the red. S&P cut Spain's rating two notches, which is sure to addto investors' concerns. Asian markets are down again this morning, and we expectRussian markets to lose 0.7 percent at today's opening."

OLMA: "Today the downard correction in Russian stocks may deepen, pressuredby external background."

EVENTS(All times GMT):

MOSCOW - Russian government to hold a meeting on the grain harvest.

MOSCOW - Russian central bank to release weekly gold/forex reserves data.

MOSCOW - Russia's top food retailer X5 Retail Group

to release Q3sales numbers.IN THE PAPERS:

Vedomosti runs an interview with Ivan Tavrin, the chief executive officer ofRussia's second-largest mobile phone operator MegaFon which announced its planto sell shares in London on Tuesday.

Russian chemicals company Poliplast may sell 24 percent of its shares via aninitial public offering on the Moscow bourse this year, raising up to 1.2billion roubles, Vedomosti writes.

TOP STORIES IN RUSSIA AND THE CIS

:TOP NEWS:

Russia not discussing grain export curbs - Putin

Pussy Riot member freed on appeal by Russian court

Syrian plane leaves Ankara after being grounded

Putin backs BP's sale plan for TNK-BP - FT

COMPANIES/MARKETS:

Russian shares edge lower, rouble up on oil, debt auction

Russian Railways adds 12.5 bln rbls to 7-yr Eurobond

Russia's MDMG London IPO order books covered-sources

Russia's EuroSibEnergo puts IPO plans on hold

Russian low-cost retailer Magnit boosts sales growth

ECONOMY/POLITICS:

Russia Jan-Sept budget surplus 1.4 pct/GDP-FinMin

Russian consumer prices up 0.2 pct in latest week

Russia sees strong demand for 10-yr OFZ bonds

NATO must have U.N. mandate for post-2014 Afghan mission

Russia says it will not renew arms agreement with US

ENERGY:

Putin backs Russian push for Iraqi oil

Gazprom to sell more LNG to South Korea's KOGAS

MARKETS CLOSE/LATEST:RTS1,480.8 -0.20 pctMSCI Russia793.0 -0.63 pctMSCI Emerging Markets988.4 -0.37 pctRussia 2030-year Eurobondyield: 2.842/2.805 pctEMBI+ Russia163 basis points overRouble/dollar31.1649Rouble/euro40.1682NYMEX crude$91.61 +$0.36ICE Brent crude$114.93 +$0.60For Russian bank balances see

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