rouble

noun

rou·​ble

less common spelling of ruble

1
the basic monetary unit of Russia see Money Table
2
: the basic monetary unit of Belarus see Money Table

Examples of rouble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gazprom slumped to its first loss in 20 years in 2023, hemorrhaging 629 billion roubles ($7.1 billion) after being locked out of its crucial Western European export market, a massive swing from its net profit of 1.2 trillion roubles ($12.9 billion) in 2022. Byryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 6 June 2024 He was initially fined 150,000 roubles ($1,628) by a district court last year, but a retrial was ordered and prosecutors sought a jail sentence of two years and 11 months. Reuters, NBC News, 27 Feb. 2024 Those found to be in violation of the law could face up to 400,000 roubles ($6,500) in fines. Matt Lavietes, NBC News, 12 Dec. 2023 At that time, the Kremlin also introduced capital controls, making exporters exchange at least 80% of foreign currency revenues in the form of U.S. dollars, euros or other currencies, for roubles. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2023 The Russian rouble hit the skids after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last February. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 3 Oct. 2023 The Russian government’s revenues from oil and gas fell by 47% to 3.38 trillion roubles ($37.4 billion) in the first half of the year from the same period in 2022, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing finance ministry data. Matt Egan, CNN, 6 July 2023 Transactions involving the yuan and Russian rouble have now overtaken those involving the US dollar-rouble pair. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 11 May 2023 While no one has been surprised by Russia’s responding to western sanctions by pressuring its oil buyers to conduct transactions in roubles, recent deals made among other nations to conduct trades in crude and petroleum products using other currencies have raised more eyebrows. David Blackmon, Forbes, 2 Apr. 2023

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rouble

variant of ruble

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