Belarusian rubles: how "bunnies" became millions
A year before the collapse of the great and powerfulUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics, the governing bodies of each country that is part of this coalition adopted declarations proclaiming the sovereignty of their territories. Some Supreme Soviets even announced full independence. The Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic belongs to the first category of countries.
The former participant of the USSR
At that time (1990), it was itselfa miniature participant of the USSR. Today, this state is known in the world as the Republic of Belarus. Unchanged its size, it completely changed its appearance. Being at a distance of less than a thousand kilometers from Moscow, Belarus is an example of a well-groomed European country with a developed social sphere and a strong apparatus of power. It is called "small Switzerland". And this is not in a financial sense: modern Belarusian rubles - the currency is unstable and subject to a strong impact of inflation.
Twenty-three years after the collapse of the USSR,a huge number of events that affected the development of the country and the lives of its citizens. Under the impact of large changes, the Belarusian currency turned out to be the Belarusian currency.
Background and the appearance of a bank note
On the territory of the USSR, there were coins andpaper notes. In 1990, Belarus declared its sovereignty. Before the announcement of full independence, coupons were distributed on the territory of the republic, which lost their force after the state completely separated from the USSR and Russia.
In 1992, the National Bank of thethe first Belarusian rubles, which "akin" to Soviet, and then Russian rubles. Money tickets were used as an additional means of payment for goods and services. The first denominations were reflected by various animals: squirrel, lynx, elk, etc. A hare was depicted on a single-currency note - this fact has since been called "rabbits" by Belarusian rubles.
Growth of zeros in rubles
Weak economic situation, lack ofgold-currency reserves, oil and gas reserves played a bad role - inflation was growing rapidly. If in 1992 the largest bill in everyday life were 500 rubles, then the next year the National Bank issued banknotes with a nominal value of 1,000 and 5,000 rubles.
Now on the canvas of cash tickets were presentmonuments of architecture and history: the Brest Fortress, the Bolshoi Theater and others. With the size and significance of the buildings, the nominal value coincided: Belarusian rubles added zeroes at a galloping rate.
Already since 1996, almost every citizenthe country received wages, calculated in hundreds of thousands. And three years later, the "bunnies" jumped a million mark. As a result of the endless growth of the denomination of payment cards, the denomination became: in 2000, each country's money symbol "lost" three zeros.
Bank money tickets issued in volumeyear, are legal tender assets and still. The exception is the one-ruble note Belarusian and 5 five rubles. However, inflation continues, and at the moment, citizens of the country have on hand copies of 100 and 200 thousand.
In relation to foreign currencies, the Belarusian ruble rate for today also can not boast of stability. For one dollar, the country's banks offer about 9600 rubles.