Resist Dirty Rubles


The Weeklings depends on advertising money to stay online. Our revenue the last six months has not been enough to meet expenses. In order to keep the lights on, we have devised a fundraiser: #ResistDirtyRubles.

First, a bit of background: The Weeklings began life six years ago as a long-form arts & culture daily. After a long and successful run, we’d decided to suspend regular operations in November of 2016, when Hillary Clinton was elected president. Unfortunately that did not come to pass, and the site dedicated itself to combating Trumpism (i.e., anti-Fascist, anti-Putinist, pro-Constitution, Team Patriot).

Our mission has been primarily to spread the word about the crimes Donald Trump committed to steal the White House…to give shape and structure to the often confusing and complicated Trump/Russia narrative. We have been weeks, and sometimes many months, ahead of mainstream coverage of Trump/Russia, and ours has held up. We hope we have provided a useful service in this work.

And now, about #ResistDirtyRubles.

This genuine 3 ruble banknote was issued by Nicholas II, the last tsar of the House of Romanov, and features the family’s distinctive double-headed eagle. It circulated in Russia from 1905 until the Bolshevik revolution in 1917.

This genuine 3 ruble banknote was issued by the Soviet Union in 1961, during the reign of Nikita Khrushchev, at the height of the Cold War. It features a picture of the Kremlin and the famed hammer and sickle insignia.

These 100% genuine, authentic 3-ruble banknotes circulated in Romanov Russia and the Khruschchev-era USSR. We have stamped them RESIST, to remind certain American politicians what they’re supposed to do with dirty rubles.

We are selling them for $10 for the Soviet issue and $20 for the Romanov issue. Proceeds help support The Weeklings.

If you’ve appreciated our work in the last six years, and the last year particularly, we ask that you please show your support by buying our dirty rubles.

Thanks so much!

About Greg Olear

Greg Olear (@gregolear) is a founding editor of The Weeklings and the author of the novels Totally Killer and Fathermucker, an L.A. Times bestseller.
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