On April 5, 1993, the Georgian currency changed from the Russian ruble to a unit called the Coupon Lari. On October 2, 1995, the currency of Georgia was changed again from the KuponLari to the Lari. It has become and is still known and used as the official currency of this country. The Lari sub-currency is the "tetri", which is one lari for every 100 tetri. The official global symbol of this currency is (₾), but in Georgia, in Georgian, this symbol is shown as (ლ) and in English as (GEL).