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Crimea assembly declares Russian ruble second official currency

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Crimea's separatist parliament on Monday introduced the Russian ruble as a second official currency alongside the Ukrainian hryvnia, after declaring independence following a referendum to break with Ukraine and join Russia.

The parliament said in a statement that the hryvnia could continue to be used in Crimea until January 1, 2016.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/crimea-assembly-declares-russian-ruble-second-official-currency