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 How much was russian ruble worth in 1940-1944? compared to US dollar someone must know!!
CookmyLock  [Member]
7/23/2009 9:29:44 AM EST
I cant find the answer anywhere on the internet.

I seems like the Ruble at one point was "sorta" pegged to gold standard. In that the general public couldnt turn it in for gold, but under "special" circumstances it could.

For reference.

Cost-effectiveness

The cost to produce a T-34-85 tank was initially about thirty percent higher than a Model 1943, at 164,000 rubles; but by 1945 it was down to 142,000 (Harrison 2002:181). During the course of the war, the cost of a T-34 tank had been reduced by almost half, from 270,000 rubles in 1941

this is all wikipedia, since i cant find SHIT anywhere else really.

US Sherman was $33,500 from chrysler. (i am also reading elsewhere that this was more near $23,000)

The german pz 5 panther was around 55,000$ in cost supposedly.

help ^_^
Both tanks were fairly similar really, just one wasnt built in a communist country.
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CookmyLock  [Member]
7/23/2009 10:29:21 AM EST
bump.
HiredHitman  [Member]
7/23/2009 10:30:59 AM EST
IIRC a Rubel is 1/32 of a US Dollar (for todays rate)

1.00 RUB

=

0.0321315 USD
Russia Rubles United States Dollars
1 RUB = 0.0321315 USD 1 USD = 31.1221 RUB
SS109  [Team Member]
7/23/2009 10:34:11 AM EST
Tough question since the Soviets don't like the World using/trading the rouble amd it was even worse in the 1930's and 40's when the USSR was an isolated state.
CookmyLock  [Member]
7/23/2009 5:32:01 PM EST
interesting.

so far in research, ive read that the russians pretty much set the exchange rate of rubles to dollars at around 5 rubles to 1 dollar.

anyone got any clarification to that? while the average worker made 370 rubles a year, thats pretty rough ^_^
America-first  [Team Member]
7/23/2009 5:35:27 PM EST
As I recall it was illegal to take rubles out of the Soviet Union and rubles were basically an internal currency and worthless as a means of foreign exchange.
PaDanby  [Team Member]
7/23/2009 5:43:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By America-first:
As I recall it was illegal to take rubles out of the Soviet Union and rubles were basically an internal currency and worthless as a means of foreign exchange.


Yep, artificial currency in an artificial economy.
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