Soviet "Babylonian" banknotes were issued in a variety of denominations.

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Soviet "Babylonian" banknotes were issued in a variety of denominations.

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In 1919, after the Bolshevik victory in the Revolution, the fledgling Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic, the precursor to the USSR, issued a series of currency notes with this popular inscription, written in seven languages: Russian, German, French, Italian, Greek, English, Arabic, and Chinese. Because of the linguistic multiplicity, these notes are known as ”Babylonians,“ a reference to the Biblical Tower of Babel.