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Do Not Speak of the Dollar

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Do Not Speak of the Dollar

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Do Not Speak of the Dollar

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The ruble has been so unstable that many Russians prefer dollars. But not the Russian parliament. It's adopting a law that would fine government ministers when they substitute "dollar" instead of "ruble" Which prompted the defense minister to come up with a new currency. Speaking about a new contract to sell fighter aircraft, he said the deal has "a value of more than one billion ... of that thing that you are not allowed to say anymore."

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

The ruble has been so unstable that many Russians prefer dollars, but not the Russian parliament. It's adopting a law that would fine government ministers when they substitute dollar instead of ruble, which prompted the defense minister to come up with a new currency. Speaking about a new contract to sell fighter aircraft, he said the deal has, quote, a value of more than one billion - of that thing that you are not allowed to say anymore. This is NPR's MORNING EDITION.

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