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Russian Ruble (RUB) Profile

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Currency name: 
Currency code: 
Currency symbol: 

руб. / р.

Subunit: 
1/100,  kopek (symbol: коп. / к.)
Coins freq used: 
1 руб, 2 руб, 5 руб, 10 kopeks, 50 kopeks
Coins rarely used: 
1 kopek, 5 kopeks
Banknotes freq used: 
50 руб, 100 руб, 500 руб, 1000 руб, 5000 руб
Banknotes rarely used: 
5 руб, 10 руб, 5000 руб
Central bank: 
Bank of Russia (www.cbr,ru)
Currency user map: 

Russian ruble users

Russian ruble is the currency of the Russian Federation and the two limitedly recognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Russia is one of the fifteen post-Soviet states which declared to secede from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (or the Soviet Union, USSR) in its dissolution in December of 1991. The 15 post-Soviet states are usually divided into five groupings which are Russia, three Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia ), five Central  Asia states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan), three Eastern Europe states (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova), and three Southern Caucasus states (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan).

The 15 post-Soviet states (exchange rate refer to: Jan 30th,2013)
Groups Countries Currency name Code 1 USD= 1 EUR= 1 GBP=
Russia Russia Russian ruble RUB 30.02101 40.73320 47.46084
Eastern Europe states Ukraine Ukrainian hryvnia UAH 8.14863 11.05339 12.87830
Belarus Belarusian ruble BYR 8333.33333 11111.11111 14285.71429
Moldova Moldovan leu MDL 12.04964 16.34521 19.04399
Baltic states Lithuania Lithuanian litas LTL 2.54537 3.45280 4.02253
Latvia Latvian lats LVL 0.51548 0.69925 0.81466
Estonia Euro EUR 0.73719 1.00000 1.16505
Central Asia states Kazakhstan Kazakhstani tenge KZT 150.82956 257.06941 238.66348
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstani som KGS 47.80115 64.85084 75.52870
Tajikistan Tajikistani somoni TJS 4.76190 6.46078 7.52615
Uzbekistan Uzbekistani som UZS 2000.00000 2702.70270 3125.00000
Turkmenistan Turkmenistani manat TMT 2.84998 3.86683 4.50471
Southern Caucasus states Georgia Georgian lari GEL 1.65582 2.24659 2.61718
Armenia Armenian dram AMD 406.50407 552.48619 645.16129
Azerbaijan Azerbaijani manat AZN 0.78440 1.06428 1.23985

Russian ruble history

The ruble has been the Russian currency unit for about 500 years. Early ruble like in the end of the 18th century, it was set with two metals of pure silver and gold at a ratio of 15:1. The ruble discontinued gold standard peg since World War I and started suffer hyperinflation since then. Hence, Russia did several times of redenomination since 1921.  

Russian ruble coins and banknotes

Russian ruble is subdivided into 100 kopeks.It has no official currency symbol but currently рубль is widely used.

Frequently used coins are in denominations of 10, 50 kopeks, 1, 2, 5, 10 rubles and banknotes are 50, 100, 500, 1,000 rubles.

Russian ruble and the currency of Ruble

Currently, the currency units of Belarus, Transnistria, Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia are named rubles.

Countries currently using Ruble currency (exchange rate refer to: Feb.1st,2013)
Countries Currency name Currency code 1 USD= 1 EUR= 1GBP=
Belarus Belarusian ruble BYR 8638.00 11785.20 13561.20
Transnistria Transnistrian ruble None / / /
Russia
Abkhazia
South Ossetia
Russian ruble RUB 29.8596 40.7390 46.8781

Notes:
1. Transnistrian ruble has no ISO 4217 code because Transnistria is a state with limited recognition internationally.
2. The two republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have limited international recognitions.