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swampwiz
07-10-2014, 16:07
I will be leaving Russia for a few months and will have about 15K in RUR from my apartment deposit as I depart. With the RUR possibly crashing before I get back, I would prefer to not hold a position in it. I wonder if there is the similar situation to exchanging currency as there was in Ukraine a few years ago when basically the only way to exchange out of the UAH was to show the receipt for exchanging into it. I haven't been doing this, although I have been getting cash from an ATM, receipts of which I could show.

FatAndy
07-10-2014, 16:11
15K USD in RUR or just 15K RUR?

AstarD
07-10-2014, 16:11
15K RUR is only 380 dollars. I don't think you will have that much trouble taking it out of the country.

ConanS
08-10-2014, 00:12
I've seen places here that do currency exchange. Granted, you're in St. Petersburg and I'm in Moscow, but I'm sure you can find a place to change your rubles into dollars.

swampwiz
09-10-2014, 21:32
15K RUR! Sure, I could take it out of the country, but the whole idea is that I don't want its value to be further eroded.

MashaSashina
10-10-2014, 06:01
15K RUR! Sure, I could take it out of the country, but the whole idea is that I don't want its value to be further eroded.
So what's the problem? Go buy dollars if you need dollars, or keep roubles if you're going to come back in a week and spend those 15K in Russia...

Hans.KK
10-10-2014, 06:53
15K RUR! Sure, I could take it out of the country, but the whole idea is that I don't want its value to be further eroded.Any bank can help you on this issue, no problem.

AstarD
10-10-2014, 09:33
The sooner you convert them, the more value they will have.

Fantastika
20-10-2014, 10:13
Take some coins with you. I sold some Rubles and Kopecks, coins, and a few Ukrainian coins, worth about $1, for $15 at a yard sale here in Kansas. I put them on a paper with explanation of what the Cyrillic writing on the coins meant. Also see if the bank will give you any of the big, old 1 Ruble coins from the 1980's or earlier, they go for $1-$2 each on EBay... :)

ika94
30-10-2014, 02:11
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abhilife2001
07-11-2014, 10:19
So what's the problem? Go buy dollars if you need dollars, or keep roubles if you're going to come back in a week and spend those 15K in Russia...

exactly.. and frankly, no one knows where the currencies or for that matter any markets (stocks , bonds, commodities etc) move .. but most probably Rur should stabilize a bit now but will a depreciating bias..