Providing crucial street wise information about St. Petersburg Russia
Russian Rouble (Ruble)

There seems to be two main spellings for the Russian currency – Russian rouble and Russian ruble. Both are used in English but the form "ruble" is more commonly used by North Americans. However, all this really doesn't matter, what does is that you'll need Russian money in Russia, and it will help to recognise the Russian ruble denominations and the Russian monetary units.


The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) currency code for the Russian rouble is RUB. Its former code RUR refers to Russian currency prior to the 1997 denomination.

Russian notes (bills)
10 Russian rouble (ruble) bank note
10 Russian roubles
Predominant colour: Green
50 Russian rouble (Russian ruble) bank note
50 Russian roubles
Predominant colour: Blue
100 Russian rouble (Russian ruble) bank note
100 Russian roubles
Predominant colour: Brown
500 Russian rouble (Russian rubble) bank note
500 Russian roubles
Predominant colour: Purple
1000 Russian rouble (Russian ruble) bank note
1000 Russian roubles
Predominant colour: Green
5000 Russian rouble (Russian ruble) bank note
5000 Russian roubles
Predominant colour: Orange

Russian Coins range from 1 kopek to 10 roubles, with intermediate values of 5, 10, 50 kopeks and 1, 2 and 5 rouble coins. There are 100 kopeks to 1 rouble.

It's always a nuisance to have pockets laden with coins, but you will need them if you intend to visit cafés, small shops or travel on public transport. Inevitably they don't have the ability to cope with a 500 or sometimes even a 50-rouble note.

Symbol for Russian money in Russia

In Russia the ruble has the symbol of "p", as it is the first letter in the Russian spelling of ruble - рубль

Russian coin units (under 1 ruble), kopeks, have the symbol "k"

Therefore a price of something costing 100 rubles and 50 kopek, could be displayed in Russia as "100p50k", or "100,50p"