If Russian troops stay in Crimea, it could scare off trade and further investment in Russia and also further weaken the ruble.
Instead, the ruble has weakened significantly against the dollar in recent weeks.
When money leaves, turning rubles into dollars, Euros, and everything else, that puts pressure on the ruble.
For days, the ruble has been falling and salaries shrinking; shoppers have rushed to snap up TV sets and washing machines.
After four years of college in another Midwestern state (Ohio) ruble says obesity is not a debate but a fact.
I gave her a ruble, and I recollect being very glad that others saw it.
You pay one ruble (fifty cents) for blankets, sheets and towels.
But without answering him I threw a ruble to the gatekeeper and entered the silent pathways of the churchyard.
Take the tree you have felled to the manor-house and pay up a fine of one ruble.
A chest of it put on sale in your store and I tell you, if you do not make ruble for ruble out of it, then spit in my face.
unit of the Russian monetary system, 1550s, via French rouble, from Russian rubl', perhaps from Old Russian rubiti "to chop, cut, hew," so called because the original metallic currency of Russia (14c.) consisted of silver bars, from which the necessary amount was cut off; from Proto-Slavic *rub-, from PIE root *reub-, *reup- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)).