The Ruble Is So Bad You Can Buy a Bottle of Vodka for $2.64

February 2, 2015 3:45 PM

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Prices on everything here from cars to food are soaring, as the ruble tumbles to new lows and Russia’s economy stumbles toward recession. Inflation, despite price controls in some sectors, is reaching double digits.

Yet Russian authorities have just lowered the government-regulated minimum price of vodka for the first time in years.

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