As Russia intensifies its military operations, it is trying to salvage its economy caught between the ruble crisis and increasing international isolation. The Moscow Stock Exchange, after four straight positive sessions with gains in the range of 3-4% per session, has reached pre-invasion levels, although it ended with a slight loss. It’s all about pushing it forward the Lukoil titlethe country’s second largest oil company, side by side Rosneft (both had 2022 sales of just over $70 billion, while gas giant Gazprom boasts $90 billion in revenue).