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New symbol for the Russian Ruble!
12-15-2013, 05:36 PM,
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New symbol for the Russian Ruble!
http://rt.com/business/ruble-has-its-own-sign-038/

Now, for the first time in the history of Russia and the Ruble, the Russian Ruble has a currency sign! (although it seems that a symbol existed for awhile in the Imperial era) Gone are the days of the code "RUB" alone signifying it! It is the Cyrillic letter P -- which is the sound of "R" in the Latin alphabet -- with a line going through the vertical part of the P and a line through it underneath where the normal line would go in the letter. Picture:

[Image: 200px-Rouble_official_sign.svg.png]

Of course, nothing in Russia is without controversy!

The ancient version of the Christian Chi Rho apparently looks similar to the new symbol! Heresy, some say!

[Image: r1oub.jpg]

(The new Ruble symbol on the left of course; the ancient Chi Rho in the middle; the modern Chi Rho on the right)

What do you think about all this? I personally love the new currency symbol, and gladly accept it being similar to an ancient symbol of Christ, regardless of if it's intentional.
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12-15-2013, 05:47 PM,
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RE: New symbol for the Russian Ruble!
Ruble is Ruble not christian stuff
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12-19-2013, 01:24 PM,
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RE: New symbol for the Russian Ruble!
I think the symbol actually looks great. From the idea it is pretty much the same as for example Pound, Yen or Euro. £ (coming from 'libra') has a horicontal line through it, ¥ is a Latin 'Y' with two horicontal lines, and the € looks either like a C and = combination or like an round E with two middle lines instead of one. I'm pretty sure there are other currency symbols following the same design idea.

I think those =-like lines all stand for stability of some kind and you can see the same in the Ruble symbol. The longer stroke of the P curve (and the P obviously stands for p in рубль rubel) and the additional line underneath make it look like an =.
So, it is a good idea and a symbol one can remember.

The people starting a controversy about it looking similar to the Chi Roh are probaly just people how love to argue and to nag on everything. P is the same letter in Greek and Russian; it was adapted in the Cyrillic alphabet. So, what about it? I see where people might see the similarities, but the P changes in the Ruble symbol look more like an = than a cross as in the Chi Roh symbol. Might be that the people designing this made the 'similarity' intentional, but seriously. It is a good symbol for the Ruble and it fits to the design of other currencies.
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12-19-2013, 02:32 PM,
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RE: New symbol for the Russian Ruble!
Yeah, Sylveranty; you've got it right.
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