The ruble (Russian: рубль / ruble) (₽) It is the official currency of the Russian Federation.
It is a symbol of economic strength of Russia, a currency unknown to most, but those who have known how to take advantage of it have amassed great fortunes.
Let's see its features and curiosities!
The most frequent question regarding the Ruble, the currency of Russia, is:
What is the meaning of the Russian Ruble?
Well, it's pretty funny, The word ruble literally means "from a weld" or "cut."
This was because the first ruble coins (which were of the thirteenth century, imagine how old they were) were made by cutting silver ingots with a weight more or less than 200 grams.
From the sixteenth century with the famous Tsar Ivan "The Terrible", the ruble is regularized as official currency and, in 1704 with Peter the Great, it was definitively implanted.
At this time, counterfeit ruble coins were made at the "epic" level.
There are giant ruble coins of copper, with a diameter of 7,5 centimeters and a thickness of 3.5 cm, which could weigh a kilo.
We can say that more than currency exchange they used it as a weapon of war due to its size ...
Even at 1828, platinum rubles were manufactured in the Urals.
It was thought that this metal was less valuable than gold and silver and therefore minted coins of that material.
Evidently, since they realized the rarity of platinum, they stopped making coins with this precious metal.
Until the time of Catherine the Great the first bills were not issued, but they were considered supplementary means of payment (the currency was more important). Until, in 1897, Russia entered the gold standard and paper money prevailed with all its force.
But enough of history, I'm sure you'll be wondering ...
How is the ruble at present, what is its value?
(fundamental thing if you go on vacation or live in Russia)
Course of the current ruble * to 2 of June of 2019:
73,4 rubles / RUB = 1 euro / EUR = 1,11 USD / USD
To this day in Russia there are currencies of usual course in circulation of 1,2, 5, 10 rubles and banknotes of 50,100, 200, 500,1000, 2000 and up to 5000 rubles!
Blessed is he who has an 5000 ticket ...
The ruble coins in turn, they are divided into smaller fractions called kopek (like pennies to euros to get an idea).
There are coins of 1, 5, 10 and 50 kopeks. Due to the low value of kopecks and production costs, the Bank of Russia in the 2012, he stopped coining them. With the 5 banknote, rubles have passed something similar since, when the currency of equal value is used more, the Central Bank of Russia stopped printing them, although they are still of legal tender.
As a curious fact, the current symbol of the ruble (the C-letter P crossed by a horizontal strip at the bottom) was chosen by Russian netizens in an online survey organized by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation at the 2013. It should be noted that, Russia is not the only country that uses rubles.
In Belarus, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transnistria the ruble is used although with its own denomination of origin (Transnistrian ruble, Belarusian ruble, etc.).
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RUSSIAN MONEY / RUBLE - Coins and Banknotes (ConsejosAni)