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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Recycling Rubles

MOSCOW () -- Cobblers in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk have found a new use for almost worthless ruble coins -- reheeling women's shoes, Itar-Tass reported Wednesday.

The 1-ruble coins, worth less than 0.05 of a U.S. cent, guarantee long-lasting, high-quality repairs to stiletto heels, the agency said. Shoemakers charge up to 3,000 rubles for the repairs but offer a discount if paid in coins, Itar-Tass said