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Lee Abbott asks: I have a 1995 dated 500000 note, is it of any value?
It is the banknote of the period before denomination. After the denomination of 1998, its new value was 500 Rubles. In current prices it is about 17 USD. So you better keep it as a nice souvenir.
Jhun Caamic asks: Is the Russian Ruble currency change with other currency outside Russia?
It is not a problem to exchange Russian rubles for local currency in the countries of the former USSR and some countries of the Eastern Europe. Also if some place in the world has a lot of tourists from Russia you can do it too, but the exchange rate will be far from fair.
Nick asks: Is it a street with this name in Izhevsk: Dzerzhinsky Street, Izhevsk, 426050, Russia. I have a friend she wants some money in order to purchase a ticket to come and visit me in Holland. How much can I trust her? In order to fly from Russia to Europe do you need a visa?
We often receive requests similar to yours and our usual advice is that you should not send any help to person in Russia before you are absolutely sure that the person is real (you meet the person face to face).
All the costs (tickets, visa, etc.) are not so high that can stop someone from coming to you especially if you help afterwards. Russian citizens need visas to go to Europe but it is not a problem to obtain one.
Laura asks: Who is the man and the landmark on the banknote of 5000 Rubles?
The man depicted on the banknote of 5000 Rubles is Nikolai Muravyev-Amursky - Russian statesman, from 1847 to 1861 he served as governor-general of Eastern Siberia. In the history of the expansion of Russia in Siberia, he played a prominent role in returning the Amur River, ceded to China in 1689. The banknote is devoted to Khabarovsk city - the landmark is the Khabarovsk Cliff above the Amur River.
jane asks: How much is the value of our money there per dollar?
The exchange rate is about 31 Rubles for 1 USD (December 2011).
greg b asks: What is 10 ruble equal to a dollar?
As of January 2011 1 USD is equal to about 30 Russian Rubles, so 10 Rubles = 0,33 USD.
Nancy asks: Why are you not allowed to bring Russian currency out of Russia?
You are allowed to take Russian or any other currency with you when leaving Russia without special documents but not more than the sum equal to 3,000 USD.