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Russian Central Bank head sings to promote new 2,000 ruble notes (VIDEO)

The new Russian 2,000 ruble note elicits spontaneous singing, a viral promotional video by Russia’s Central Bank claims, and even its head, Elvira Nabiullina, is getting in on the act.

In the video, a reporter is uses the new bill to buy an ice cream in a large mall. As soon as she hands over the banknote, the saleswoman and other shoppers around her break into a rendition of the famous '90s Russian rock anthem, “Vladivostok 2000.” The song by Mumiy Troll was written in anticipation of the millennium, but became a perfect match for the promo as the blue 2,000-ruble note features the sights of Vladivostok.

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At some point during the video, Central Bank head Nabiulina appears among the numerous singers swapping each other rapidly on screen. The clip has been watched by over half a million people in the two days since its release.

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The new 2,000 and 200 ruble notes were introduced in Russia in mid-October and are now being put into circulation. The 200 ruble bills – featuring the landmarks of Crimea – is what the reporter receives as change after getting her ice cream.

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