Russian banks in the 3rd quarter of this year revealed more than 18, 5 million of counterfeit banknotes, 9, 7% more than in the same period of 2013, said the Bank of Russia.
Leaders in the number of fakes were bills of five thousand and only a thousand rubles - more than 13, 9 million and 4, 1 million counterfeit banknotes, respectively. In comparison with the same period of 2013 the number of detected counterfeit five thousandth of banknotes increased by more than 2 times, while the false banknotes one thousand rubles identified 33, 7% less, informs RIA " Novosti ". The banknotes of other denominations fake much less: in the 3rd quarter of banks revealed 338 fake platystrophia bills, 60 false stormbloc, 12 fake fifty, 3 fake paper ten ruble notes, 3 ten coins and 39 fakes Petrusevich coins. The three leaders by the number of detected counterfeit banknotes are Central Federal district (11, 9 million), the North-Western Federal district (2 million) and the Volga Federal district (1, 4 million). The main object of the fraud of foreign banknotes remain US dollars in the 3rd quarter was revealed 479 fake dollar notes. The number of fake Euro amounted to 32 pieces, also found one fake Ukrainian hryvnia and the fake one pound sterling. Last year, Russian banks have identified 71, 4 million counterfeit banknotes. Their number decreased by 18, 9% in comparison with 2012.