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, kopek, copeck
a monetary unit of Russia and Belarus worth one hundredth of a rouble: coins are still used as tokens for coin-operated machinery although the kopeck itself is virtually valueless



(Russian, kopeika), a Russian small change coin, equivalent to 1/100 of a ruble. It was first coined in the 1530’s from silver. During the 16th and 17th centuries it was commonly known as a novgorodka. In 1704, Peter I introduced the copper kopek into circulation, and from 1718 on silver kopeks were no longer minted. Today in the USSR the kopek is made out of a yellow copper-zinc alloy.

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Calismamiza, sallantili yuruyus, uzun dinlenme periyodu sonrasi ilgili ekstremitede topallik, hareket etmede isteksizlik gibi sikayetlerle getirilen 9 erkek (%75), 3 disi (%25) 12 kopek dahil edildi.
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In the meantime, the CBR announced yesterday that it shifted RubBask floating band another 5 kopeks upwards (to 31.
81 RUR (+10 kopeks vs the previous close), and the currency basket formed 37.
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