The article from Pravda.ru in 7216 ("About 50 Percent of US Dollars in Russia are Forged") contains several egregious errors. The most astounding, the assertion that one-third or one-half of US dollars in Russia are forgeries, is supported by no official US or Russian sources. For your readers' information, the US Treasury has estimated that worldwide the figure is about one in ten thousand US banknotes.
Mark Dillen, The PBN Company
(The PBN Company is conducting, on behalf of the US Treasury's Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a public information program in the Russian Federation connected with the worldwide introduction of new design $20 bills later this year.)