Russian markets - Factors to Watch on Oct 1

MOSCOW, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Here are events and news stories that could move Russian markets on Monday.

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VTB CAPITAL: "On the global events front, a bunch of PMIs for the month of September is on the agenda, Greece is expected to unveil its draft budget for 2013, there is the publication of the UK August consumer credit and money supply, the Eurozone August unemployment rate, the U.S. August construction spending."

ATON: Says external background is moderately negative for market's opening.

EVENTS (All times GMT):

MOSCOW - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev meets Facebook

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg;

MOSCOW - Moscow City Court starts hearings on appeal against conviction of three members of the punk band Pussy Riot;

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin visits elderly people's house to mark International Day of the Elderly;

TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia holds parliamentary elections;

ASTANA, Kazakhstan - Kazakhstan hosts a conference on the prospects of developing Islamic finance in Central Asia's largest economy.


The billionaire quartet that owns half of Anglo-Russian oil firm TNK-BP

hired Rothschilds Group to arrange loan syndication needed to buy out BP's

50 percent stake in the company, Kommersant daily newspaper reports.

Chief Executive of Russia's state-controlled telecoms operator Rostelecom

Alexander Provotorov may be replaced by Svyazinvest's head Vadim Semenov, Kommersant reports, citing sources.

Russian government proposed to cut funded part of pension in a move aimed to balance its spending, Vedomosti daily newspaper said.


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Potanin's Norilsk feud with rival flares

Russia, OPEC rekindle a relationship

Putin's promises return to haunt Russian budget

Arsenal player sales must stop says Usmanov

Russia to coordinate Cyprus loan decision with EU


Russia's Metalloinvest first half net profit tripled

Russian metals moguls settle RUSAL stake spat

BlackRock buys a stake in Moscow bourse pre-IPO

TNK-BP says HRT to drill in likely oil areas of Amazon

Russian bank Nomos closes in for full control of unit

Dexia says closes DenizBank sale

Russia VTB underperforms broad markets, rouble firms

Russia's VTB sees extra share issue, guides down


Russian manufacturing picks up in September - PMI

FACTBOX-Georgia's parliamentary election

Saakashvili challenged in parliamentary vote

Church tells Pussy Riot to repent before appeal

INSIGHT-Azerbaijan eyes aiding Israel against Iran

Georgia opposition leader says vote win hours away

Anti-gay activists target PepsiCo's Russian unit

Pussy Riot supporters expect little of legal appeal

Russia expected to push up rates as inflation climbs

Reuters September Russian economy, rouble poll

Russian Orthodox leader defends ties with Kremlin

Russian opposition lawmaker banned from speaking


Bulgaria to make up delays in gas link projects

At least 8 die in fire in Russian oil sludge firm

Russian August refinery runs down 0.2 pct m/m

Russia expands Pacific oil pipeline, ESPO exports up

Russia Nov ESPO crude exports to rise to 1.6 mln

Russia's gasoline, gasoil, fuel oil exports in Aug

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