Russian roubles

are apparently legal tender already in Crimea. People got paid their pensions in roubles today – but the amount was the same as it would have been if it had been Ukrainian hryvnias,  despite promises that under Russian rule pensions would more than double.

feodosia kiosk rubles

Goods in a kiosk window in Feodosia, Crimea, with prices in roubles and hryvnias

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