What used to be called "soft junk" in Russia?
The question is unusual not only in its meaning, but also in that the information that needs to be highlighted in the answer is the most interesting fact from our history. Approximately from the fifteenth to the beginning of the eighteenth centuries, skins of valuable breeds of animals were used in Russia as the equivalent of money, and this kind of "currency" was called "soft junk". Skins could not only pay, they served as gifts and an item of export. In the answer, you can give several definitions, for example, furs, but the technical condition in three characters clearly says that the correct answer will be the word - FUR.
In Russia, furs, that is, the skins of a fur-bearing animal (fox, sable, ermine, squirrel), and the rest of the FUR, were called -lt; soft junk>. FUR.
In Russia, in the 15th - 18th centuries, furs were called soft junk - tanned animal skins with valuable fur for fur products. It served as a cash equivalent and was exported in large quantities to other countries. Russian fur was prized in other countries.
Junk is furs, sables, squirrels, polar foxes, in a word, elite fur worn by a noblewoman and a noblewoman, and just a wealthy woman of the 14-17 centuries in Russia. Answer: FUR, furs, they were traded with other countries, since fur was very valuable and expensive.