a little Russian coin, carried on as a unit of money within the Soviet Union. 100 kopecks make a ruble. The ruble was really worth about sixty cents (U. S.) in 1910; in 1991 a two-kopeck money might be useful for an area call at a pay phone. Following the breakup associated with Soviet Union in 1993, the change worth of the ruble declined rapidly by the end of 1994 the ruble ended up being worth three hundredths of a single thing, by 1997 two hundredths of anything at all. By 1993, the kopek had become of such tiny value it was obsolete no much longer minted.