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Laura asks: How much was a the ruble to dollar rate in 1990. Before the fall of the Soviet Ruble.
Expert's answer:
In 1990, the official exchange rate was 0.6 Soviet rubles to 1 USD. However, this meant little in real life, since in the USSR it was impossible to buy or sell foreign currency in a bank. On the black market, the cost of 1 USD was about 4-5 Soviet rubles.
Doug asks: How much was 1,000 Rubles worth in 1986 (compared to the US dollar)?
Expert's answer:
In 1986, the official exchange rate was 0.7 Soviet rubles for 1 USD. However, due to the economic difference, it did not reflect the real ratio of the value of these currencies. In the USSR, it was impossible to buy or sell currency in a bank. On the black market, for 1 USD, they could ask for 4, 6, or more rubles. So the sum of 1,000 Soviet rubles was equal to about 200-300 USD.
John asks: I have a 50 Russian ruble I think. Where would I go to here in America to find out about it?
Expert's answer:
You can easily find information on the approximate collectible value of this banknote by checking it on Ebay. Just search for something like "50 rubles (the year of issue)". This year should be indicated somewhere on the banknote.
Cristina asks: I have 50,000 ruble notes from 1993. Are they worth anything?
Expert's answer:
These banknotes are no longer in circulation and can't be exchanged. The average collectible value is about 20-40 USD per banknote in good condition. You can try to sell them via Ebay, for example. Although, there are a lot of offers of this banknote there, so not sure if it is worth it. You can just keep them as nice souvenirs, use as cool gifts.
Kent asks: I have a 100,000 ruble dated year 2000, what is it worth?
Expert's answer:
You probably have a banknote of 100,000 rubles of the Republic of Belarus and not Russia. In 2000, no such banknotes were issued in Russia. The collection value of it is about 20-40 US dollars.
John asks: What value of Russia 100 rubles 1993 banknote?
Expert's answer:
This banknote has a small collection value, about 2-3 USD. So you can just keep it as a nice souvenir.
Julia asks: Is the old 10000 ruble from 1993 still accepted or worth anything?
Expert's answer:
This banknote has long been out of circulation. Its collection value is on average between 20-30 USD. So you can just keep it as a nice souvenir.
Igor asks: Hey, I have 1 and 5 ruble bank notes from 1947 and 25 10 5 3 and 1 from 1961. Just curious could they be of any worth?
Expert's answer:
In general, none of these bills cost much. Depending on their condition, the price may vary significantly. 1 Ruble 1947 - 5-15 USD, 5 Rubles 1947 - 20-100 USD (the most valuable one), 1 Ruble 1961 - 0.5-1 USD, 3 Rubles 1961 - 1-2 USD, 5 Rubles 1961 - 3-4 USD, 10 Rubles 1961 - 3-4 USD, 25 Rubles 1961 - 2-3 USD. So you can just keep them as nice Soviet souvenirs.
Jess asks: If 5 dollars can be exchanged for 141.85 Russian rubles, how many Russian rubles can be obtained for 1,800 dollars?
Expert's answer:
The current exchange rate is about 65 Russian Rubles per 1 USD, so 5 USD = 300+ Russian Rubles, 1,800 USD = 110,000+ Russian Rubles.
Ben asks: What type of ruble bill is commonly used? Is a 5000 ruble bill common to have in your wallet for example?
Expert's answer:
1,000, 500 and 100 rubles banknotes are the most frequently used. Today, 5,000 rubles is the largest banknote in Russia and is used less often in everyday life. Also, such payment methods as debit cards are becoming more and more common.
Ashok Patel asks: Are there any currency exchange centers in Kyzyl?
Expert's answer:
You can exchange currency in local banks, here is the list of banks in Kyzyl. It is the safest way. You can translate sites using this service.
Amelia asks: I have a 100,000 rubles dated 1995. Is it worth anything? And can I trade for US currency?
Expert's answer:
This banknote is no longer a means of payment and you can not exchange it in a bank. It has a small collection value, about 10-15 USD. So you can just keep it as an interesting souvenir.
Ed Read asks: I have a Russian Ruble 10,000 note dated 1993. Is this note still good currency? Thank You, Ed
Expert's answer:
The banknote you have was valid before the denomination of 1997. Later, until 2002, you could exchange it for a new banknote. Today, this banknote has only a small collection value, so you can leave it as an interesting souvenir.

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