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The Russian Ruble if the official currency of Russia and other countries like Tajikistan and South Ossetia.
Notes: 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 rubles
Coins: 1, 5, 10, 50 kopeyka and 1, 2, 5, 10 rubles
Subunit: kopeyka
Code: RUB
Symbol: ₽, руб / р.

Are you travelling to Benidorm, Torrevieja, Benalmádena or other mediterranean destination in Spain? Then you will need to exchange your Russian Rubles into Euros. In Eurochange you can buy Euros at the best price and with total availability. Find the closest exchange office. Moreover, if you are going to Russia, you can buy Russian Rubles in some of our branches or you can buy them online.


About the Russian Ruble

The Russian Ruble is the official currency of Russia. Its ISO 4217 code is RUB.  Although its simbol was a “y” and “p” crossed for many years, the current simbol is  “₽” since 2013.

History of Russia currency

The Ruble like other currencies has undergone changes throughout its history, although there are  two main dates that really affected its value, one was after the Revolution of 1917 (it does not recover until Nikita Khrushchev enters power); and the second was thanks to Perestroika, this is the economic reform that was carried out by Mikhail Gorbachev, one month after taking power in the late 1980s.

Currently only the National Bank of Russia can issue coins and notes, this is the case since 1990. Prior to this the Central Bank of the Soviet Union could until the USSR began to dissolve.

Incidentally.... did you know that Rubles name comes from the verb "rubit" which means to cut / divide? Thereason is that the first Russian Ruble was made up of small pieces of silver pieces.

Banknotes and coins of Russian Ruble

Both notes and coins are issued by the Bank of Russia. The notes in Rubles are divided into: 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 Rubles. There are several editions (1997, 2001, 2004, 2010,...) and to date all have legal validity. In the notes appear different monuments and constructions of the country. There are also several commemorative 100 Rubles notes. All banknotes are printed on cotton paper.

Green is the predominant color of the 5 Ruble note. On the front is the monument "Millnium of Russia" and the Cathedral of Sophia and the wall of Novgorod Kremlin appear on the back. This series belongs to 1997.

The 10 Ruble note is yellow and has on its front the bridge that crosses the Yenisey River and the Krasnoyarsk Cathedral and on the back is the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station. You can find 3 series in circulation of 1997, 2001 and 2004.

The 50 Ruble note has a mixture of green, red and violet. On the front we can see the Rostral Column and the Peter and Paul Fortress of St.Petersburg. On the back we will find a sculpture of the Rostral Column. You can find 3 series in circulation of 1997, 2001 and 2004.

The predominant color of the 100 Rubles note is pink. On its front you will find the quadriga under the portico of Bolshoy Theater in Moscow; on its back the Bolshoy Theater. This note has series in circulation of 1997, 2001, 2004, 2014, 2015 and 2018.

The 200 Rubles note is green. On the front  you will find the Monument of Sevastopol to the sunken ships and on its back the remains of which are preserved from Tauric Chersonese. The outstanding series of this note is 2017.

The 500 Ruble note is mainly violet. On the front  is the Monument to Peter the Great and a sailing ship from the Port of Arkhangelsk. On the reverse appears the Solovetsky Monastery. There are series in circulation of 1997, 2001, 2004 and 2010.

The notes of 1000 Rubles have both colours  green and red. On the front you will see the image of the Prince Yaroslav the Wise and the Yaroslavl Kremlin chapel. On the back you will see the image of the bell tower and the church of John the Precursor in Yaroslavl. This note has been issued in 1997, 2004 and 2010.

The note of 2000 Rubles, the second highest value of  Russian banknotes, is blue. On its front it has the image of the Russky Bridge and on its reverse the image of the Vostochny Cosmodrome. Only the 2017 series is in circulation.

The banknote with the most value in Russia is 5000 Rubles, its color is a brownish red. The front features an image of the monument to N.N.Muravjov-Amursky and the dam of Khabarovsk. On its back is the bridge that crosses the Amur River in Khabarovsk. The series in circulation are 1997 and 2010.


Legal tender Russian Ruble banknotes

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How many Roubles should I take to Russia?

If you do not know how many Russian Roubles you might need on your trip to Russia, we can help you. Our customers usually exchange about 370 Euros in Russian Roubles. To calculate the approximate amount of money you need to travel to Russia you should take into account if you have to pay for hotels, rental cars, excursions or entrance fees, or if you will only have the expenses of the day such as food, public transport or shopping.

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