Famous for St. Petersburg, Moscow, the Bolshoi ballet, and novelists like Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Russia has it all. Boasting historic cities and idyllic countryside, it’s no wonder Russia is the ninth most visited country in the world! This vast nation was once shrouded in mystery, but these days it’s open for business. So exchange your Australian dollars to Russian rubles, pack some warm clothes, and get ready to go!
Popular Russian tourist attractions include bathing in the beautiful Black Sea, cruising on the Volga River and journeying along the famous Trans-Siberian Railway. While trekking across Russia’s diverse terrain, you’ll see a country rich in cultural heritage and great natural variety. Having some Russian rubles in your pocket is the best way to make sure you don’t miss out on a single moment.
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Coins and notes
The ruble is subdivided into 100 kopeks (sometimes written askopecks or copecks). After the Soviet Union collapsed in spectacular fashion, the Russian Federation introduced new coins and banknotes. Today, Russian coins are circulated in 1 kopek, 5 kopek, 10 kopek, 50 kopek, 1 ruble, 2 ruble, 5 ruble and 10 ruble denominations. Banknotes in denominations of 5 ruble, 10 ruble, 50 ruble, 100 ruble, 500 ruble, 1,000 ruble and 5,000 ruble are in circulation.
Facts about the currency
- In addition to being the official currency of Russia, the ruble is also used in the two partially recognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
- The ruble was the currency of the Russian Empire and of the Soviet Union before its dissolution.
- Belarus and Transnistria use currencies with the same name.