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Putin Sets Russians on Wild Hunt for Dollars in Black Market

  • Official exchange rate differs wildly from price on street
  • Capital controls have sent the ruble on best rally globally
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As the ruble’s official exchange rate parts ways with its value on the street, dollars are becoming hard to find. 

For Boris, a doctor based in Moscow, the search got so desperate that he pondered a high-tech, and seemingly improbable, black-market scheme that a friend was pushing.