Ukrainian Hryvnia

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Ukrainian Hryvnia

The currency of the Ukraine. It was introduced in 1996, replacing the karbovanets following a period of hyperinflation in the latter. Since its introduction, it has been pegged to the U.S. dollar at various values.
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That's allowed Anna Chmil, who controls cinema financing, to at least lobby for 6 million gryvna ($1.1 million) for production funds toward a slate of six low-budget pics by young directors as well as another $200,000 for a program of debut shorts.
Its top prize, 1 million gryvna ($181,000) -- a phenomenal sum by local standards and five times what Russia's equivalent show pays -- should certainly be enough to cause a stir.