The Russian Ruble Symbol.
BREAKING DOWN 'RUB (Russian Ruble)' The Ruble was the official currency of the Russian Empire and of the Soviet Union. However, before the fall of the Soviet Empire . Proponents of the new sign claim that it is simple, recognizable and similar to other currency signs. This symbol is also similar to the Armenian letter ք. On December 11, , the Central Bank of Russia approved the winner of the competition for the new ruble sign. The winning symbol, RUB, is now the official ruble sign.
It is exactly the same eagle that the artist Ivan Bilibin painted after the February Revolution as the coat of arms for the Russian Republic. In , aluminium-bronze ruble coins and cupro-nickel-zinc ruble coins were issued, and the material of and ruble coins was changed to nickel-plated steel.
In the material of ruble coins was changed to brass-plated steel, but the coins were minted with the old date As high inflation persisted, the lowest denominations disappeared from circulation and the other denominations became rarely used. During this period the commemorative one-ruble coin was regularly issued. It is practically identical in size and weight to a 5- Swiss franc coin worth approx. For this reason, there have been several instances of now worthless ruble coins being used on a large scale to defraud automated vending machines in Switzerland.
In , new State Treasury notes were introduced for 1, 3 and 5 rubles, along with new State Bank notes worth 10, 25, 50 and rubles. In , the State Bank took over production of 1-, 3- and 5-ruble notes and also introduced , and 1,ruble notes, although the ruble note was no longer issued. In , a final issue of notes was made bearing the name of the USSR before the Russian Federation introduced 5, and 10,ruble notes.
These were followed by 50,ruble notes in , , rubles in and, finally, , rubles in dated Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in , Russian ruble banknotes and coins have been notable for their lack of portraits, which traditionally were included under both the Tsarist and Communist regimes.
With the issue of the ruble note depicting a statue of Peter I and then the 1,ruble note depicting a statue of Yaroslav , the lack of recognizable faces on the currency has been partially alleviated. The redenomination was an administrative step that reduced the unwieldiness of the old ruble  but occurred on the brink of the Russian financial crisis.
A currency symbol was used for the ruble between the 16th century and the 18th century. The symbol was placed over the amount number it belonged to. No official symbol was used during the final years of the Empire, nor was one introduced in the Soviet Union. In July , the Central Bank of Russia announced that it would decide on a symbol for the ruble and would test 13 symbols.
In Unicode version 7. One- and 5-kopek coins are rarely used especially the 1-kopek coin due to their low value and in some cases may not be accepted by stores or individuals. In some cases, the kopek coin is disregarded refused by individuals but is accepted by vendors and is mandatory for offer in exchange.
These coins began being issued in , although some of them bear the year Kopek denominations all depict St George and the Dragon, and all ruble denominations with the exception of commemorative pieces depict the double headed eagle. Since , many bimetallic ruble circulating commemorative coins have been issued. These coins have a unique holographic security feature inside the "0" of the denomination In , it was proposed by the Bank of Russia to withdraw 1- and 5-kopek coins from circulation and subsequently round all prices to multiples of 10 kopeks, although the proposal has not been realized yet though characteristic "x.
The material of 1-, 2- and 5-ruble coins was switched from copper-nickel-zinc and copper-nickel clad to nickel-plated steel in the second quarter of Ten and 50 kopeks were also changed from aluminum-bronze to brass-steel clad. In October , a new ruble coin made of brass-plated steel was issued, featuring optical security features. A series of circulating Olympic commemorative ruble coins started in The new coins are made of cupronickel.
The Bank of Russia issues other commemorative non-circulating coins ranging from 1 to 50, rubles. Modifications to the series were made in , , and In the Central Bank issued a ruble "commemorative" banknote designed to recognize Russia's role as the host of the World Cup soccer tournament.
The banknote is printed on a polymer substrate, and has several transparent portions as well as a hologram. Despite the note being intended for legal tender transactions, the Central Bank has simultaneously refused to allow its own Automated Teller Machines ATMs to recognize or accept it.
All Russian ruble banknotes are currently printed at the state-owned factory Goznak in Moscow, which was founded on 6 June and operated ever since. Coins are minted in Moscow and at the Saint Petersburg Mint , which has been operating since On 8 July State Duma deputy and Vice-Chairman of the Duma Regional Political Committee Roman Khudyakov alleged that the image of Apollo driving Quadriga on the portico of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow on the ruble banknote constitutes pornography that should only be available to persons over the age of Since it is impractical to limit the access of minors to banknotes, he requested in his letter to the Governor of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina to immediately change the design of the banknote.
Khudyakov, a member of parliament for the LDPR party stated, "You can clearly see that Apollo is naked, you can see his genitalia. I submitted a parliamentary request and forwarded it directly to the head of the central bank asking for the banknote to be brought into line with the law protecting children and to remove this Apollo. On 13 October , the National Bank of Ukraine issued a decree forbidding the country's banks, other financial institutions and Ukraine's state postal service to circulate Russian banknotes, which use images of Crimea, a territory that is regarded as Russian-occupied by Ukraine and the vast majority of UN member states.
On 30 October , a special banknote in honour of the Winter Olympics held in Sochi was issued. The banknote is printed on high-quality white cotton paper. A transparent polymer security stripe is embedded into the paper to make a transparent window incorporating an optically variable element in the form of a snowflake. The highlight watermark is visible in the upper part of the banknote. Ornamental designs run vertically along the banknote. The front of the note features a snowboarder and some of the Olympic venues of the Sochi coastal cluster.
The back of the note features the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. The predominant colour of the note is blue. On 23 December , another commemorative ruble banknote was issued to celebrate the "reunification of Crimea and Russia". The banknote is printed on light-yellow-coloured cotton paper. One side of the note is devoted to Sevastopol, the other one—to Crimea.
It comes out on the surface on the Sevastopol side of the banknote in the figure-shaped window. A multitone combined watermark is located on the unprinted area in the upper part of the banknote. The Crimea side of the note features the Swallow's Nest , a decorative castle and local landmark. The main industries are radios, textiles, refrigerators, televisions, trucks, tractors, earthmovers, radios, metal cutting, motorcycles, and machine tools.
Peat is the main mineral resource; it is used for fertilizer and in the chemical industry. The economy is still dependent on Russia. The educational level in Belarus is high, and the country has a large agricultural base. In , companies started the privatization process; however, most of the privatization has been re-nationalized. Belarus is changing from a state-run economy to a free-market system. The country imports oil and gas from Russia.
You can read an extensive explanation here http: And you can use http: I'll add something to all the other answers: Research showed that in Russia changed their currency symbol so old fonts did not have the new Glyph so for others who have a similar issue, see if your font has been updated.
The post's author also recommends using google's Roboto font. Personally I ran into problems with this unless I included all of the fonts subsets. Using standard font loader syntax, this works for me:. Alternatively if you're using typekit's Web Font Loader:. I realize this is an old question, but I have a different answer They have a symbol for the Ruble. So long as you have Font Awesome available to your pages, you can include it like this:.
This question is problematic though as when the situation changes the current answers will all be invalidated. MartinSmith True, but that can happen with any changes in technology. Once a Unicode character is approved, these answers will be rendered obsolete, but they should still work even after there is a better way to do it. Korpela Aug 15 '14 at Fonts Older fonts will, of course, lack a glyph. Use An Image Yes, you could use an image. Rahul Tripathi k 19 The W3C does not implement such things, and no action is needed on its side.
Implementation in fonts is up to font manufacturers.
According to wikipedia PT Sans is a potential candidate. Currencies named ruble or similar.
Indian rupee users and pegs, including India. One- and 5-kopek coins are rarely used especially the 1-kopek coin due to their low value and in some cases may not be accepted by stores or individuals.