Russia Faces 5.85% More Forged Ruble Bills in January-March 2019

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, April 18, 2019. The number of forged ruble bills found in Russia in the first quarter of the year rose by 5.85% against one year previously, the Bank of Russia’s press service reports.

8,911 forged banknotes got identified within the country’s banking sector in January-March 2019 (493 more than one year earlier).

The bank’s press service reports most of the forged banknotes are 5,000-ruble ones (6,220), 1,000-ruble ones (1,835), and 2,000-ruble ones (680). The 2,000-ruble banknotes tend, as it happens, to get faked very poorly.

The number of forged foreign currency bills dropped by 66.1%, however: only 523 such bills got identified within the banking sector in the first three months of the year (compared with 869 bills one year earlier). Most of the fakes are U.S. dollars (441), as well as some euro bills (61), Chinese yuan bills (12(, and one UK pound sterling bill.


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