WHAT TO BUY?
Russians have five weeks to exchange no more than 100,000 rubles ($100) in
cash for new bank notes. On Monday, that cash could buy any of the
- 3 pairs of Chinese blue jeans.
- 133 packs of Western cigarettes.
- One decent rug.
- 27 medium-sized watermelons.
- 10 1/2 tanks of gasoline.
- 27 pounds of hard sausage.
- 3 pairs of cheap sneakers.
- 78 Big Macs at McDonald's in Moscow.