Inflation according to Wikipedia
http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%98%D0%BD%D1%84%D0%BB%D1%8F%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%8F, is a process of reducing the value of the money as a result of which you can buy less goods for the same amount of money.
Starting from January 2009 until mid-February, inflation in Russia was 3.2% already, it is quite a large index, but it's nothing compared to what it was in the history of modern Russia.
Our calculator allows you to estimate the change in ruble purchasing power during the period from 1991 to the present time. During this period the country experienced hyperinflation, carried out two cash reforms (confiscatory reforms of 1991 and 1993.) and one denomination in 1998. Just set starting and ending period, and you will know how much less than before you could buy with the specified amount of rubles.
Federal State Statistics Service publishes the consumer price indexes that characterize the level of inflation in Russia since 1991. The consumer price index is calculated by dividing the value of the consumer basket for the year to cost of consumer basket over the past year and multiplying by 100%.
The following online calculator is based on the consumer price index data for different years and calculates cost of products prices in the previous periods, which can be bought on a given amount today.
Calculators used to calculate the index reference book for the consumer prices /249/, which was created based on the materials of the Federal State Statistics Service site http://www.gks.ru/free_doc/new_site/prices/ipc_data.htm.