The perils of stock photographyMarch 2, 2009 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch4 CommentsNot the best photo to use…. The problem in Russia is that these are not the exchange rates. The rouble is currently 36 to the dollar. Not the 25 and a bit protrayed. previousOoooh Horrors!nextAndrew Laddie…. 4 thoughts on “The perils of stock photography” Jon Barnard March 2, 2009 at 12:16 pm Perhaps that’s the Belarus Rouble, currently at 2860 to the dollar . Tim adds: Could be….but the photo name is “ru.5”. FrancisT March 2, 2009 at 12:44 pm You can tell it’s old by looking at the £ rate. In fact you might be able to date the picture going on the different rates shown. £:€ roughly 1.35. £:$ approx 1.80 $:CHF roughly 1.1 I’d say that was August 2008 more or less. Judge March 2, 2009 at 4:47 pm http://uk.reuters.com/news/pictures/popup?picId=6035529 A man gestures outside a currency exchange bureau in central Moscow September 16, 2008. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin cityunslicker March 2, 2009 at 5:36 pm You are using your good pedantic wit; you also have a nice howler of a spelling error in the article. Beautiful :o) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.