A woman walks past an information screen on display inside the office of the Moscow Exchange in the capital Moscow March 14, 2014. Russian stock indexes plunged to the lowest levels since 2009 on ... more 
A woman walks past an information screen on display inside the office of the Moscow Exchange in the capital Moscow March 14, 2014. Russian stock indexes plunged to the lowest levels since 2009 on Friday, two days before a referendum in Crimea that is expected to provoke western sanctions against Russia. At 0745 GMT the MICEX stock index was down 4.6 percent at 1,191 points after falling more than 5 percent to reach its lowest point since October 2009, while the dollar-denominated RTS index had fallen 5.1 percent to 1,023 points, the lowest since August 2009. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) less 
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Fri, Mar 14, 2014 7:03 AM EDT