Ru"ble (?), n. [Russ. ruble.]

The unit of monetary value in Russia. <-- and, 1917-1992, in the Soviet Union --> It is divided into 100 copecks, and in the gold coin of the realm (as in the five and ten ruble pieces) is worth about 77 cents. The silver ruble is a coin worth about 60 cents.

[Written also rouble.]<-- After the severe inflation of 1992-1996, the ruble is now exchanged at 5000 rubles to the dollar. Th Kopeck is no longer minted or used in trade, the smallest coin (1996) being the ruble. -->

 

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