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Russians vote to choose new rouble symbol

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Two of the five possible rouble symbols

More than 102,000 people have cast a vote to choose a new symbol to represent Russia's currency, the rouble, in a poll opened yesterday by the Central Bank of Russia (CBR).

The CBR is offering five options to choose from, which are taken, it said, from more than 1,000 submissions from individuals and organisations to a public consultation it has been running. The 2006 central bank law included provision for the invention of a symbol for the rouble, but the idea was floated as early as the mid-19

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