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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2020, 11:39:05 AM »
Kirov was built under Italian guidance and it shows. Sleek, elegant lines, high speed, insufficient armour. The crows' nest on the tripod mast is a surprising throwback to the first world war. The ship would have been vulnerable to torpedo attacks, but all 6 ships in its class survived the second world war. The unusual main guns make the ship hard to classify, but in view of its dimensions, it was closest to a light cruiser.

Displacement 7890 tons. Dimensions 191.3 x 17.66 x 6.15 m. 2 steam turbines. Speed ​​36 knots, range 3750 ​​miles. Armament: 3 x 7.1" (unusual size), 6 x 3.9", 6 x 45mm AA, 4 x 12.7 mm AA, 2 x 21" torpedo tubes, assorted mines and depth charges. Carried two sea planes.

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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2020, 04:24:02 AM »
Weapons Designer Aleksey Sudaev

Aleksey Ivanovich Sudaev (1912–1946) was a Soviet weapons designer who developed a submachine gun that was accepted for service in 1942 under the name ‘7.62 mm Sudaev submachine gun, 1942 design’ (PPS-42) and in 1943, after a number of improvements, under the final name of PPS-43.
By the time of the adoption of the Sudaev submachine gun, the Soviet Army had already actively used the Shpagin submachine gun, PPSh-41, which had proved itself as one of the best Soviet firearms. However, due to its weight and size it was ill suited for use in confined areas: in trenches, guerrilla hideouts, military vehicles, or during reconnaissance raids and airdrop missions. A tender was announced to design a new submachine gun that would be light and compact while retaining the combat qualities of the PPSh. Aleksey Sudaev was able to develop just the gun. The PPS-43 was much lighter and more compact, more manoeuvrable, more reliable and easier to use and maintain than the PPSh-41. Low firing speed was another notable plus of the PPS-43, as it allowed soldiers to save ammunition and, with certain skills, fire single rounds.
The PPS-43 was also much more technologically advanced: its manufacturing required much less metal and labour, which made it possible to set up its mass production in Leningrad during the blockade.
Despite obvious advantages, the PPS-43 failed to become the main submachine gun of the Great Patriotic War. The production of the legendary PPSh-41 was already well established, and it was considered infeasible to make changes to technological processes during the war to manufacture the new weapon. However, it was the light and reliable PPS-43 that was praised as the best submachine gun of the Great Patriotic War by many military experts.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the Sudaev submachine gun and the inscription ‘ППС-43’ (PPS-43) on the bottom left; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘А.И. СУДАЕВ’ (ALEKSEY SUDAEV) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 07/02/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000

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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2020, 09:49:04 AM »
Weapons Designer Fyodor Tokarev

Fyodor Vasilievich Tokarev (1871-1968) was a Soviet weapons designer, who developed the first Soviet semi-automatic pistol, accepted for service in 1931 under the official name ‘7.62 mm semi-automatic pistol, 1930 design’, later called ‘TT’ (Tula Tokarev).
In the late 1920s, weapons designers were ordered to develop a pistol to replace the outdated Nagant revolver and foreign pistols that were used by the Red Army at the time. The new firearm was supposed to be compact and lightweight, to have a long firing range and short reloading time. It was also necessary to be able to manufacture it using the available equipment. The tender announced in 1929 was won by the TT pistol, created by a group of designers led by Fyodor Tokarev at the design bureau of the Tula Arms Plant.
The TT pistol was based on a Browning design. It was easy to use, balanced in size and weight. The pistol boasted long firing range, high accuracy, and impressive calibre and penetrating force. Low production cost was also very important.
During the preparation for mass production, the TT was modernised, and in 1934 it was accepted for service under the name ‘7.62 mm semi-automatic pistol, 1933 design’ and launched into production. The TT became one of the most used pistols during World War II. Among other things, it was used as a sidearm by Red Army command officers.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the TT pistol and the inscription ‘ТТ’ (TT) on the bottom left; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘Ф.В. ТОКАРЕВ’ (FYODOR TOKAREV) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 07/02/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000

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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2020, 03:58:51 AM »
250th Anniversary of Ingushetia Joining the Russian Federation

Representatives of the Ingush people took the oath of allegiance to the Russian state in spring 1770, near the village of Angusht on the flat terrain of Barta Bose (translated from the Ingush language as ‘the Slope of Accord’). The Treaty of Ingushetia’s Voluntary Accession to Russia signed by the Ingush elders was approved by the Foreign Affairs Board of Russia on 12 July 1770.
The Ingush are one of the most ancient peoples of the North Caucasus, with distinctive history and culture. The Ingush material culture primarily comprises monuments of architecture intended for housing and defence, and funerary and religious ceremonies. Their uniqueness and splendour have long attracted scholars’ attention. There are nearly 1,500 historical and cultural landmarks in Ingushetia, about 100 of which are tower settlements located on flattened mountain ridges or in the depths of gorges. An important area of the Ingush spiritual culture is oral folk arts, namely legends, folk tales, songs, and dances featuring grace, flexibility, elegance and simplicity. The Republic of Ingushetia is actively developing its tourism industry for travellers to explore the rich culture and heritage of the region.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features stylised man’s and woman’s silhouettes in national costumes; the background image of ancient Ingush towers and a chain of mountains; traditional Ingush ornaments in the lower part of the coin field; and the inscription ‘250 ЛЕТ ВХОЖДЕНИЯ ИНГУШЕТИИ В СОСТАВ РОССИЙСКОГО ГОСУДАРСТВА’ (THE 250th ANNIVERSARY OF INGUSHETIA JOINING THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION) along the rim.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 25/02/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000

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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2020, 08:25:01 AM »
Weapons Designer Sergey Ilyushin

Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin (1894–1977) was a Soviet aircraft designer and the creator of the Il-2 armoured strike aircraft, which was deployed by the Soviet military in 1941.
The craft’s main purpose was to provide ground troops with close-in support, as well as to target enemy personnel, equipment, artillery units, communications, and surface vessels from short range. It was flown on the front lines and in the enemy’s immediate combat zones. The aircraft was required to have powerful weapons and high levels of protection from ground fire.
If the designers had merely dressed a regular plane in armour, this would have resulted in a bulky, slow, unwieldy design; that was why the Il-2 was based on an innovative solution: the armour became part of the main frame, encasing the craft’s most vital and vulnerable parts (the engine, the bomb bay, the cockpit, etc.). This unique layout improved the aircraft’s flight performance and significantly decreased its weight, making room for more powerful weapons. Its deadly efficiency, sturdy armoured hull, and remarkable resilience earned the Il-2 its ‘flying tank’ moniker.
The aircraft was initially produced in a single-seat version, in response to the requirements for its rate of climb, speed, and flight range. However, combat experience showed severe Il-2 losses, due to the lack of defensive equipment in an air space that was dominated by enemy fighter aircraft. Thus, a new version of the Il-2 was introduced in 1942; this time, the craft had two seats and a special cockpit for a gunner, meant to defend it from enemy fighters. In 1943, a modification of the two-seater with an improved engine entered mass production; engine tweaks brought the flight performance back to the single-seat version’s level.
Having played a part in all major battles from the very first days of Russia’s Great Patriotic War, the Il-2 would go down in history as one of the symbols of Victory in World War Two.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the Il-2 ground-attack aircraft and the inscription‘ИЛ-2’ (IL-2) on the right; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘С.В. ИЛЬЮШИН’ (SERGEY ILYUSHIN) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/03/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000

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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2020, 08:52:51 AM »
Il-2
 It is the most produced warplane, and remains the second most-produced aircraft in history, with some 36,183 built, behind the US Cessna 172.
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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2020, 05:03:44 AM »
Weapons Designer Semyon Lavochkin

Semyon Alekseyevich Lavochkin (1900–1960) was a Soviet aircraft designer who oversaw the creation of the La-5 fighter aircraft, which was deployed in 1942.
The La-5 was based on another fighter, the LaGG-3, which Lavochkin had designed in 1940, together with V.P. Gorbunov and M.I. Gudkov. The LaGG-3 had seen combat at the start of the Great Patriotic War. The La-5’s predecessor was a rather unusual aircraft: it was made entirely of wood, including an innovative, exceptionally durable wood-based material called ‘delta wood’; this allowed the circumvention of the dire lack of aluminium and the quick launch of mass production.
Still, the LaGG-3 was rather inferior to the latest modifications of enemy fighter aircraft. Therefore, a decision was made in 1942 to improve the model as soon as possible, by installing a more powerful engine. And thus the legendary La-5 was born; it retained its predecessor’s wooden hull, but gained a better engine, which significantly improved its flight performance. The new craft was faster, easier to manoeuvre, and more reliable; this, together with powerful weapons, turned the La-5 into a most formidable adversary for the German fighters.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the La-5 fighter aircraft and the inscription‘ЛА-5’ (LA-5) on the left; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘С.А. ЛАВОЧКИН’ (SEMYON LAVOCHKIN) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/03/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000

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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2020, 04:49:25 AM »
Weapons Designer Mikhail Loginov

Mikhail Nikolayevich Loginov (1903–1940) was a Soviet artillery designer, known for developing the 45-millimetre anti-tank gun model 1937. The gun was deployed in 1938.
Loginov’s 1937 creation served as the Soviet army’s main anti-tank weapon during the first stage of the Great Patriotic War. Easy to manoeuvre and camouflage, and having a sufficient (for the beginning of the war, at least) armour penetration capacity, this gun was successfully used to destroy enemy tanks and all types of armoured vehicles, thus posing a significant threat to the enemy.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the anti-tank gun model 1937 and the inscription ‘ПТП ОБРАЗЦА 1937 г.’ (ANTI-TANK GUN M1937) underneath on the left; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘М.Н. ЛОГИНОВ’ (MIKHAIL LOGINOV) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/03/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000

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« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2020, 08:52:45 AM »
Weapons Designer Alexander Yakovlev

Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906–1989) was a Soviet aircraft designer known for creating the Yak fighter family, including the Yak-9, the most mass-produced Soviet fighter aircraft during the Great Patriotic War, which was first deployed in 1942.
The Yak-9 was based on the Yak-7 fighter aircraft, but boasted better flight performance and technical specifications. The experience in producing and deploying previous Yak models, as well as the ability to use aluminium in construction, which the Soviet aircraft industry had finally gained by the middle of the war, allowed a substantial decrease in the craft’s weight, in addition to the improvement of a number of features, such as speed, rate of climb, and ease of manoeuvring, without sacrificing the resilience and intuitive controls that were the hallmark of all Yakovlev fighters. The Yak-9’s improved combat efficiency allowed it to successfully withstand the onslaught of German aircraft until the very end of the war.
The fighter was used to provide cover for advancing ground troops, as well as for attack aircraft and bombers. Its design was simple and versatile, making it possible to not only launch mass production at very short notice, but also create over a dozen further modifications, geared for the most diverse of tasks.

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of the Yak-9 fighter aircraft and the inscription‘ЯК-9’ (YAK-9) on the right; along the rim there are the inscriptions ‘ОРУЖИЕ ВЕЛИКОЙ ПОБЕДЫ’ (WEAPONS OF THE GREAT VICTORY) at the top and ‘А.С. ЯКОВЛЕВ’ (ALEXANDER YAKOVLEV) at the bottom.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/03/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000,000

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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2020, 06:13:34 AM »
Antonievo-Siysky Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Arkhangelsk Region

The Holy Trinity Antonievo-Siysky Monastery is an Orthodox monastery that is located in the Kholmogorsky District of Arkhangelsk Region. It stands on a peninsula cutting into Lake Bolshoye Mikhailovskoye, one of the lakes that the Siya river (a tributary of the Northern Dvina) flows through. The monastery was founded in 1520 by Saint Anthony of Siya, whose remains are currently its main holy relic.
The Church of the Holy Trinity, which gave the monastery its name, was built in 1606. The surrounding architectural complex did not form in its entirety until the late 17th century.
From the 16th to 18th centuries, it was one of the major spiritual and cultural landmarks of the Russian North. The monastery possessed a vast library of over twenty thousand volumes, including several unique manuscripts. It also had its own icon workshop. Over the course of several centuries, the monastery amassed a priceless collection of artefacts, including jewellery. They were mostly brought there as gifts and donations and were a vital part of Russia’s history and culture.
Feodor Nikitich Romanov, father of the first Romanov Tsar, Mikhail Feodorovich, was exiled there from 1601 to 1605, having been ordered by Boris Godunov to take monastic vows under the name Filaret (eventually, he would turn his sentence to his advantage, becoming the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia).
During the latter half of the 18th century, when the monasteries’ holdings were confiscated for the Tsar’s treasury, the Siysky Monastery entered an era of decline. It was shut down in 1923, to be restored only after the return of the Russian Orthodox Church in 1992. Today, the monastery has gone back to providing religious services.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the Antonievo-Siysky Monastery of the Holy Trinity and the inscriptions ‘СВЯТО-ТРОИЦКИЙ АНТОНИЕВО-СИЙСКИЙ МОНАСТЫРЬ’ (ANTONIEVO-SIYSKY MONASTERY OF THE HOLY TRINITY) at the top along the rim and ‘АРХАНГЕЛЬСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ’ (ARKHANGELSK REGION) at the bottom in two lines.
Authors: The artists: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse). The sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint. The edge: 252 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 12/03/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Silver 925/1000: 169.00 (± 0.85)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 155.50
Diameter, mm: 60.00 (± 0.50)
Thickness, mm: 6.60 (± 0.50)
Mintage, pcs: 1,000

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« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2020, 08:29:17 AM »
75th Anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945

The Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is the war fought by the USSR against Nazi Germany and its allies, a part of World War II, which ended with the Soviet Union’s victory and unconditional surrender of the German army.
On 22 June 1941, Germany invaded the USSR expecting a quick military campaign; however, it faced strong resistance from the Soviet army. The war lasted several years and ended with Germany’s total defeat. On 8 May 1945, it signed the act of surrender.
The Soviet Union suffered enormous human and economic losses; however, the victory in the Great Patriotic War, which came at such a high price, played a decisive role in the global defeat of Nazism and predetermined the outcome of World War II.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features coloured images of the star of one of the towers of the Moscow Kremlin (partially gold-plated) and the ribbon of the medal ‘For the Victory over Germany in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War’ against the background of images of festive fireworks and the Moscow skyline; at the top there is an inscription along the rim: ‘75-ЛЕТИЕ ПОБЕДЫ’ (75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICTORY).
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 27/04/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 7,000

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« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2020, 04:03:12 AM »
Soviet Soldier Monument in Rzhev

The Soviet Soldier Monument was erected at the venue of fierce fighting that took place in 1942–1943. The bloody battles along the perimeter of the Rzhev–Vyazma Salient lasted for 14 months. The offensive and defensive operations undertaken by the troops of the Western and Kalinin Fronts suffering huge losses were extremely important strategically to change the course of the war in favour of the Red Army on the entire Soviet–German front.
The idea to erect the monument dedicated to the heroes of the Battle of Rzhev was suggested by veterans of the Great Patriotic War and supported by the Union State, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, and the Russian Military Historical Society.
After the decision on the erection of the monument was approved in summer 2017, the Russian Military Historical Society announced and organised a creative contest. The Arts Council of the Russian Military Historical Society received 32 projects for consideration, including from Moscow, Belgorod, Bryansk, Irkutsk, Klin, Novosibirsk, Taldom, and the Republic of Belarus. In May 2018, the Council declared the winning project. Its authors are sculptor Andrey Korobtsov and architect Konstantin Fomin. They carried out the work under the general supervision of Andrey Konchalovsky.
The Soviet Soldier Monument was erected by the Russian Military Historical Society with the support of the Union State, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Tver Region, and the Museum of the Great Patriotic War. The monument was built on people’s donations. Its erection and inauguration are a key event of the Year of Memory and Glory in Russia.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the monument to the Soviet soldier – the central part of the memorial complex in commemoration of all soldiers of the Great Patriotic War at the venue of the gory battles near Rzhev in 1942–1943, against the background of the silhouettes of flying cranes; along the rim there is an inscription: ‘РЖЕВСКИЙ МЕМОРИАЛ СОВЕТСКОМУ СОЛДАТУ’ (SOVIET SOLDIER MONUMENT IN RZHEV).
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 27/04/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000

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« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2020, 10:36:46 AM »
100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Republic of Tatarstan

Volga Bulgaria was the first state formed in this region. It was established by Turkic tribes at the turn of the IX–X centuries. In 1236, Bulgaria joined the Genghis Khan Empire and then became a part of the Golden Horde. When the Horde collapsed, a new state – the Kazan Khanate (1438) – appeared. In 1552, the Kazan Khanate was annexed to the Russian state.
In 1920, the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was established. The Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Republic was adopted on 30 August 1990. Since 7 February 1992, the Republic is officially called the Republic of Tatarstan.
Tatarstan is an actively developing region. It is well known in Russia and abroad as a centre of oil production and petrochemistry, the manufacturer of world-famous KAMAZ trucks and Mi helicopters, as well as one of leading Russian agricultural producers.
The Republic is home to peoples with different historical backgrounds and cultural traditions. The combination of at least three types of cultural backgrounds (Turkic, Slavic-Russian, and Finno-Ugric) makes the area unique, with its own original cultural and historical values.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. The mirror field of the disc features a relief image of young people in traditional Tatar costumes performing a national dance; a view of the Kazan Kremlin; the coat of arms of the Republic at the top; and the inscriptions: ‘РЕСПУБЛИКА ТАТАРСТАН’ (THE REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN) at the bottom along the rim and ‘100 ЛЕТ’ (100 YEARS) in two lines on the left.

Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 29/04/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 3,000

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« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2020, 04:24:19 AM »
The Barkers

‘The Barkers’ is a Russian animated series about a family of dogs, produced by the Melnitsa animation studio. The Barkers are a large family, consisting of Mom, Dad and five children – Max, Rosie, Alex, Liza and Kid. Each of the characters represents a certain human personality type. The series uses humour to show the typical life of a Russian family: relations between parents and children, difficulties of growing-up, conflicts between peers, etc.

Obverse. The mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2020 г.’ (2020).
Reverse. A coloured figure of Max, the main character of the cartoon, and an inscription ‘БАРБОСКИНЫ’ (THE BARKERS) at the top.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), computer simulation (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД). Edge: 300 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 29/04/2020
Denomination: 3 rubles
Quality: Proof
Metal, fineness: Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g: 33.94 (±0.31)
Fine metal content not less than, g: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39.00 (±0.30)
Thickness, mm: 3.30 (±0.35)
Mintage, pcs: 7,000

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« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2020, 10:12:49 AM »
The Barkers

Obverse. In the centre there is a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and over it a semicircular inscription along the rim: "РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ" (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed by doubled rhombuses on both sides, under the emblem, in three lines, there is an inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin’s par value "25 РУБЛЕЙ" (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue "2020 г." (2020), and on the right there is a mint trade mark.
Reverse. A relief image of Max, the main character of the cartoon, and an inscription ‘БАРБОСКИНЫ’ (THE BARKERS) at the top.
Authors: Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Gnidin (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД). Edge: 180 corrugations.

Date of Issue: 29/04/2020
Denomination: 25 rubles
Quality: UNC
Alloy: Cupro-nickel
Total weight, g: 10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm: 27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm: 2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs: 850,000