A woman reads as she stands in front of a currency exchange rate board in Moscow June 30, 2006. The many, often derogatory, names Russians have for their roubles stem from the Soviet Union, where the national currency was officially more valuable than the dollar but worthless outside its borders. From Saturday, officials hope, that age will be past. The last restrictions on the rouble will be scrapped, and it will become convertible -- a currency like the dollar or the yen. REUTERS/Ivan Chernichkin (RUSSIA)

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A woman reads as she stands in front of a currency exchange rate board in Moscow June 30, 2006. The many, often derogatory, names Russians have for their roubles stem from the Soviet Union, where the national currency was officially more valuable than the dollar but worthless outside its borders. From Saturday, officials hope, that age will be past. The last restrictions on the rouble will be scrapped, and it will become convertible -- a currency like the dollar or the yen. REUTERS/Ivan Chernichkin (RUSSIA)

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