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- n. Alternative spelling of kopek.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small Russian coin, continued as a unit of currency within the Soviet Union. One hundred kopecks make a ruble. The ruble was worth about sixty cents (U. S.) in 1910; in 1991 a two-kopeck coin could be used for a local telephone call at a pay telephone. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1993, the exchange value of the ruble declined rapidly and by the end of 1994 the ruble was worth three hundredths of a cent, and by 1997 two hundredths of a cent. By 1993, the kopek had become of such small value that it was obsolete and no longer minted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See copeck.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 100 kopecks equal 1 ruble in Russia
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We had foreign coins mixed in with our large copper cents, -- all kinds, from the Russian "kopeck" to the "half-penny token" of Great Britain.
If my kids go to Russia, I will write in my will that they won't get a kopeck.
Whereas in the past, world price fluctuations among the "free nations" - were of little concern to Soviet planners, Russian politicians today very sensibly want to extract every last kopeck from trade partners.
I don't think the Russians give a kopeck about our precious global warming concerns, and to the extent they might believe that global warming is a real phenomenon, they are all for it: Who wouldn't want to warm up Siberia and turn the Russian Arctic into a blue-water coastline?
Kalashnikov says he has not seen "a single kopeck."
Must be a good luck thing to hit a snake on the head with a 50 kopeck coin here.
I would bet my last kopeck that the delays in question are indicative of none of these things — all of which, incidentally, were suggested to me by the authors themselves.
Cell phones are now widely used in a country where people struggled 15 years ago to find two-kopeck pieces to feed pay phones.
They laid on the table three five-kopeck pieces and went out of the tavern; the old man looked immovably straight before him as though he were blind, and perfect trustfulness was written on his face; but as Vasilisa came out of the tavern she waved angrily at the dog, and said angrily:
“Before Easter he paid a rouble, and he has not paid a kopeck since.”