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The article should include a brief summary of the rouble's history and its current position in regard to other currencies. The New York Times reports that "the ruble remains the world’s second-most undervalued major currency, behind only the Chinese yuan".[1] In its current embryonic state, the article fails to serve our readers. --Ghirla-трёп- 13:55, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Russia5000rubles03front.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 21:48, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Exchanging in other countries?[edit]

I'm UK. My dad just got told by the russian embasy its illegal to sell roubles here. Post office and m&s do that (ones goverment, one's high street food and stuff). Anyone got proof for the article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:31, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

  • Hardly anything to do with the article, but yes. Article 15.25 of the Code of Administrative Offences. If you get caught, the fine is equivalent to 3/4 or all of the money exchanged. No further liability. Exchange operations are allowed only to banks or persons employed by banks (that is the cashiers in the official exchange kiosks).--Lüboslóv Yęzýkin (talk) 15:05, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Ivan The Terrible[edit]

Sorry for earlier messages, Ivan the terrible was, indeed, represented on the earlier Kopeks. This, however, is an incomplete picture, and circa 1722, he was replaced with Saint George.

I will make the necessary changes in 48 hours unless objections arise. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:40, 29 May 2009 (UTC)


Do not mix "kopecks" and "kopeks" in the same article. This just causes lots of confusion. I don't even know what's the "legal" spelling of this; but no matter what the spelling is, it should be unified. -andy (talk) 05:01, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree it should be consitent. In terms of a corrrect spelling, the Russian use the Cyrilllic alphabet so tranliteration into Roman text is what is set by convention. Don't even get me started on "Ruble" being used instead of "Rouble". Although it has become poplular in recent years "Ruble" still looks vulgar and illiterate to vme and has nothing to do with regional spelling variations. Dainamo (talk) 08:44, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

External link to photos with Rubles and Kopeks (Kopeykas)[edit]

Hello, I think that following external link should be reinserted:

I think that the link is useful because:

  • link contains a lot of photos with different Rubles and Kopeykas relevant to the article.
  • photos cannot be integrated into the Wikipedia article due to large amount of images.
  • the external site has educational purposes only (not commercial, without advertisement) and contains neutral and accurate material that is relevant to the article.

(Pavlikovskiy (talk) 21:02, 20 January 2010 (UTC))

If you continue to spam Wikipedia with links to your site, you will be blocked. OhNoitsJamie Talk 22:14, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Ok. I understand you. I try to discuss it, as you wrote to my talk. I added few references to my site in articles where the references are relevant. This article (Ruble & Kopek) has no photos of Rubles and Kopeykas. However, Ruble & Kopek are not abstraction - it's something what people can see (there are thousands different Rubles and Kopeykas). This article has just one external link which is in Russian (I hope that most English reading people can read in Russian as well as in English ). I would say that my reference could be unnecessary (or spam) in Russian version of the article because that article has much more photos and a lot of similar external links in relevant language. Why does external link exist in Wikipedia if they are banned in such cases as this article? I think that my 10 references (in relevant places) was not really spam attack to Wikipedia. Or does the reason is because the site is my ? I hope administrators should make unbiased decisions.

(Pavlikovskiy (talk) 11:33, 21 January 2010 (UTC))

Merge proposal[edit]

(november 2010)

Disagree. Russian ruble is a page for a specific national currency. Unless discussion arises, the template should be removed. Metaknowledge (talk) 23:33, 9 June 2011 (UTC)


  • Any etymological connection with the Indian rupee? Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:41, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
    • No, no connections, the etymology is very clearly and obviously Russian/Slavic. No distant IE connections, either.--Lüboslóv Yęzýkin (talk) 14:36, 16 February 2017 (UTC)