Residents self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic had the opportunity to pay in stores dollars, Euros, Russian rubles and expect pensions in the Russian currency, but currency rates in shops LNR significantly different.
With fifteen of March multicurrency system began to operate in the self-proclaimed Lugansk people's Republic. Basic foreign money will remain the Ukrainian hryvnia, but disbursements, and among them the collection of taxes and the payment of benefits will be equally in Russian rubles, U.S. dollars and Euros as long as long as Ukraine does not cancel an economic blockade.
According to a journalist Last news , the ability to pay any of the 4 above currencies appeared in several outlets Lugansk Both food and non-food.
in large stores, for example on the Internet supermarkets of " folk ", are a special service where you can pay in dollars, Euros and rubles. Before Cass hang special posters With information about the exchange rate. In small shops sellers agree to accept, for example dollars, but the exchange rate every time specify the owners of the shops.
Exchange rates in different stores vary significantly. For example, in the Internet "folk" dollars are converted to local currency at the rate of 21, 62, Euro 22, 94, Russian rubles - 0, 35.
Local market us dollars and Euros can be exchanged for UAH at the rate of 25, and the rubles at the rate of 0, 42.
a few clothing stores sellers, after consultation With the guide told us that they are ready to accept dollars at the rate of 26 hryvnia, Russian rubles - 0, 38. Euro they take not wanted.
A large number of local residents in connection With the introduction of the multicurrency system hope for a speedy transition LNR the Russian ruble. Citizens are encouraged by the promise of the Republican leadership With the ability to grant pensions and other social payments are not fully in Russian rubles.
In many respects such respect for the Russian currency due to economic blockade from Ukraine. Given the lack of items in LNR, to buy, for example foods that are not produced in the Republic, only in the Russian Federation.