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    Russian Rubles

    Hi all,
    Does anybody know where I can cheaply purchase Russian banknotes? I prefer current notes, but I am also interested in any old obsolete bills from USSR, Russia, or any of the other former Repubiks.


    Perhaps one of you from Russia might be willing to exchange for US$?

    Thanks,
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    That really depends on where you are located. And what are your exchange rates

    And... do you want them for collection or do you need to exchange currency?
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    I have a 500 ruble note from 1912 (Peter I on it) and a 5-spot from 1909. Not about to sell 'em, though!

    вот что на них написано--

    Государственный кредитный билетъ
    пять рублей
    Государственный банкъ размѣниваетъ кредитные билеты на золотую монету безъ органиченiя суммы
    1 рубль = 1/15 имперiала, содержитъ 77,424 долей чистаго золота.

    That would seem to prevent the government's 1998 fiasco.

    (Интересно, «размѣниваетъ» пишется через любимую букву «ять», а слова «билеты» и «монету» пишутся через простую «е».)

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    I live in USA, and the exchange rate is $1 = 26 руб. I want the banknotes only for collecting, no more than one note of each denomination/style.

    I'm not looking to spend a lot of money, I'd just like to add a few Russian notes to my very humble collection.

    If any of you Russians out there use Ebay, or Paypal, perhaps we can work something out electronically or through the mail.

    Thanks.
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    I heard the sending the banknotes in other countries through the mail is forbidden in Russia. At least you have to get a special permition for that.
    Я так думаю.

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    The best way is to ask some Russian tourists (if there are any).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    The best way is to ask some Russian tourists (if there are any).
    And some of them will surely readily part with 5000-ruble banknotes :P :P :P :P :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    The best way is to ask some Russian tourists (if there are any).
    And some of them will surely readily part with 5000-ruble banknotes :P :P :P :P :P
    The exchange rate, I'm afraid, wouldn't be 1:26 though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    The best way is to ask some Russian tourists (if there are any).
    And some of them will surely readily part with 5000-ruble banknotes :P :P :P :P :P
    The exchange rate, I'm afraid, wouldn't be 1:26 though
    Well, actually I thought of some sort of contribution....free contribution. All you have to do is come across a Russian student in the States, come up tp him/her and ask to give you some of their Russian banknotes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    The best way is to ask some Russian tourists (if there are any).
    And some of them will surely readily part with 5000-ruble banknotes :P :P :P :P :P
    The exchange rate, I'm afraid, wouldn't be 1:26 though
    Well, actually I thought of some sort of contribution....free contribution. All you have to do is come across a Russian student in the States, come up tp him/her and ask to give you some of their Russian banknotes...
    If they have any. I don't usually take roubles with me when travel abroad.
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    To a Russian selling Russian banknotes to a foreigner equals high treason. Cannot and should not be done without going through proper administrative channels. You must get a special permit from the Chamber of Commerce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    To a Russian selling Russian banknotes to a foreigner equals high treason. Cannot and should not be done without going through proper administrative channels. You must get a special permit from the Chamber of Commerce.
    Hence!
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VendingMachine
    To a Russian selling Russian banknotes to a foreigner equals high treason. Cannot and should not be done without going through proper administrative channels. You must get a special permit from the Chamber of Commerce.
    I wouldn't go that far and call it 'high treason' but yes, as a matter of fact, it is, technically, a violation of Russian laws when one private individual performs curency exchange operations for another private individual. Such operations should only be carried out having properly obtained authorization.

    But...
    Строгость российских законов смягчается необязательностью их исполнения. /М. Салтыков-Щедрин/

    Nobody in his right mind wouldn't even think of it. And nobody would care anyway, unless you're converting some millions involved in drug traffic....
    in cash
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    Off topic slightly, but I found it interesting that every Russian that I spoke English with when I was in Russia prounced rouble / ruble in English the same as the word 'rubble' (rhymes with bubble).
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    Sorry for Offtop, but Лев, я тебе давно хочу сказать что ты красавчик!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remyisme
    Sorry for Offtop, but Лев, я тебе давно хочу сказать что ты красавчик!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Quote Originally Posted by Remyisme
    Sorry for Offtop, but Лев, я тебе давно хочу сказать что ты красавчик!
    +1! (красавчег)
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    Смешные деньги - это все-таки рубли.
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    Just a test. Ignore previous message by charlestonian. (I wrote it from the wrong nick).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Just a test. Ignore previous message by charlestonian. (I wrote it from the wrong nick).
    You think you are soooooooooooo funny, huh?
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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