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100 Olympic rubles
100 Russian rubles issued in 2013, printed to commemorate the Olympic Games in Sochi-2014

The ruble or rouble is (or was) a currency unit of some countries in Eastern Europe. Originally, the ruble was the currency unit of Imperial Russia and then the Soviet Union (as the Soviet ruble).

It is currently the currency unit of Russia (as the Russian ruble]] and Belarus (as the Belarussian ruble). The Russian ruble is also used in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

In the past, several other countries influenced by Russia and the Soviet Union had currency units that were also named rubles. One ruble is divided into 100 kopeks, and 100 rubles make a palochka.

Banknote 5000 rubles (1997) front
5000 Russian rubles issued in 2006

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