Roubles sentence example
The average allotment in Kherson is only 0.90 acre, and for allotments from 2.9 to 5.8 acres the peasants pay 5 to 10 roubles of redemption tax.
I earn 52 roubles (nominally about £ 5 a month ).
I earn 52 roubles (nominally about £ 5 a month).
Other exceptions are the " Institutions of the Empress Marie," which absorb, inter alia, the duties on playing-cards and the taxes on places of public entertainment; the imperial civil list, so far as this does not exceed the sum fixed in 1906 (16,359,595 roubles!); the expenses of the two imperial chanceries, 10,000,000 roubles per annum, which constitute in effect a secret service fund.
In 1790 he conducted the military operations on the Dniester and held his court at Jassy with more than Asiatic pomp. In 1791 he returned to St Petersburg where, along with his friend Bezborodko (q.v.), he made vain efforts to overthrow the new favourite, Zubov, and in four months spent 850,000 roubles in banquets and entertainments, a sum subsequently reimbursed to him from the treasury.Advertisement
In 1824 the settled indigenes had to pay the very heavy rate of 11 roubles (about 1) per head, and the arrears, which soon became equal to the sums levied, were rigorously exacted.
An allowance of 60,000 roubles a year was accordingly assigned to her, and she disappeared again in a monastery at Moscow, where she died in 1731.
The empress gave him a large estate at Simpheropol and 10,000 roubles to assist in equipping a house.
Yet, in 1713, he was implicated in the famous Solov'ey process, in the course of which it was demonstrated that he had defrauded the government of ioo,000 roubles.'
The empress bought Pallas's natural history collections for 20,000 roubles, 5000 more than he asked for them, and allowed him to keep them for life.Advertisement
The 50,000 roubles presented to him by the emperor as a parting gift he at once handed to the Pavlovsk Institute for the education of the daughters of poor gentlemen.
He also set aside 25,000 roubles for the author of the best biography of his imperial friend.
Russia, furthermore, renounced all claims upon Esthonia and Livonia, and paid a war indemnity of 20,000 roubles.
In reward of his services he was named by the emperor count of Erivan, and received a million of roubles and a diamondmounted sword.
For this service he received the thanks of the empress, the ribbon of St Andrew and 50,000 roubles.Advertisement
The peace of Varala saved Sweden from any such humiliating concession, and in October 1791 Gustavus took the bold but by no means imprudent step of concluding an eight years' defensive alliance with the empress, who thereby bound herself to pay her new ally annual subsidies amounting to 300,000 roubles.
The affair dragged on from 1713 to 1716, when the examination of the Solov'evs' books, and the subsequent application of torture, revealed the fact that the Solov'evs had systematically robbed the Treasury of 675,000 roubles (1 rouble then = 5s.) and had accumulated a fortune of half a million.
We chose our pavilion, ordered chicken, anchovies, cheese, butter and a bottle of claret and paid six roubles.
I shall convert British pounds sterling into gold roubles at a rate of ten gold roubles to one pound sterling.
The Soviet citizen who has hidden away, say, a few Tsarist gold roubles is in a terrible dilemma.Advertisement
Ceri and I waited outside, as we both had more roubles than we knew how to cope with anyway.
Before the World War about i 2 million skins were obtained annually at a cost of 6 to 8 roubles each.
The sum of 700,000,000 roubles per annum is thus excepted from the control of the chambers.
All civil cases involving less than z oo roubles value were within their competence, and more important cases by consent of the parties.
The millions of roubles of redemption money received from the crown have been spent without any real or lasting agricultural improvements having been affected.Advertisement
Her hatred of Germans showed itself likewise in her persistent struggle with Frederick the Great, which cost Russia 300,000 men and 30 millions of roubles - an enormous sum for those days - but in the choice of a successor she could not follow her natural inclinations, for among the few descendants of Michael Romanov there was no one, even in the female line, who could be called a genuine Russian.
It was only when the impossibility of realizing the "Northern Accord" became patent that his influence began to wane, and Russia sacrificed millions of roubles fruitlessly in the endeavour to carry out his pet scheme.
Turkey undertook to pay to Russia a war indemnity of 300,000,000 roubles, and the status of the straits remained unchanged.
He left an estate worth five millions of roubles and 30,000 serfs.