Russian Ruble Sign: Orthodox Frown…

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1. New Russian ruble symbol  –  2. Old Chi Ro monogram of Christ  –  3. New Chi Ro symbol

The Orthodox are kinda a little bit grouchy over the similarity to the religious symbols on display with the ruble symbol on the left above, in the photo. It looks like an early Christian symbol of Christ…

Hmm: Now when I saw it for the first time a few months ago, I did not have the background myself to compare it to anything else and so as we say in America, “It’s all Greek to me!”

rublesThen as I have been watching this development for sometime and now I have learned some more details about all this ruckus. It has been a big deal to develop this symbol and finally last month there was 280,000 or more people who had a chance to express which symbol they liked the best out of a grouping of 5 previously chosen symbols. The vote was not even close and the symbol chosen overwhelmingly was picked by as I understand by 60+ % of the vote. The nearest competitor was 19%…

I think it is a great idea to have an official symbol and it just makes sense from a future standpoint, but I can really see the similarity and wonder what will happen at this point…

I have just one question for the griping Orthodox Church!

Didn’t anyone from the church vote or study the symbols before hand? Why bring it up now after the vote is done (over a month ago, by the way) and over. It looks to me that the people voted and like what they saw. I think that symbol expresses strength, equilibrium and faith by its familiarity with the Orthodox cross…

By the way! That is why the people chose it, because it has importance in their lives…

Think about that and be proud of the symbol for the ruble…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
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