Ruble value value in 1900? #lithuania


Hello,  I have found a marriage record for 1898 in Lida, Vilnius that indicates that the couple (both widowed) gave 100 rubles each to the rabbis.  They were listed as petite bourgeois.  I think the man was a bookbinder.  So, was this a lot of money? I can find the exchange rate, but I hope someone knows enough about income for town Jews to know whether this was a lot of money. I appreciate it!
Lynn Dumenil

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