In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The rouble plummeted overnight after Russia refused to pay for its internal debts and permitted banks to not fulfil their obligations to foreign partners.
- Trailfinders recommends travellers take US dollars as you cannot buy or sell roubles outside Russia.
- Yukos shares closed at 143.50 roubles in Russia, having dropped by as much as 12% in earlier trading.
- The Russian broker pays for them in roubles, which are converted into dollars by the U.S. broker.
- A 50-year-old bread factory outside Grozny remains under rigid government control, with the price of a loaf fixed at five Russian rubles, or about 15 cents.
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