Russian Roubles (Russian Rubles) - RUB
Russia's Money and Russian Currency
Rouble Or 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 unit.
NoteThe 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 bank note (predominant colour: green)
50 Russian rouble bank note (predominant colour: blue)
100 Russian rouble bank note (predominant colour: brown)
500 Russian rouble bank note (predominant colour: purple)
1000 Russian rouble bank note (predominant colour: green)
5000 Russian rouble bank note (predominant colour: orange/brown)
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 cafes, 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"