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[roo-buh l] /ˈru bəl/
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  • First are rouble-denominated government treasury bills.
  • But the rouble's rate against the dollar has been held relatively steady over the past couple of years by heavy intervention.
British Dictionary definitions for rouble


the standard monetary unit of Belarus and Russia, divided into 100 kopecks
the former standard monetary unit of Tajikistan, divided into 100 tanga
Word Origin
C16: from Russian rubl silver bar, from Old Russian rublǐ bar, block of wood, from rubiti to cut up
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Encyclopedia Article for rouble

the monetary unit of Russia (and the former Soviet Union) and Belarus (spelled rubel).

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