Banknotes

The 2000-ruble Bank of Russia note

In circulation since 12.10.2017
Dimensions 157 x 69 mm

front side

front side

back side

back side

Predominant colour of the note is blue.

The front of the note features the Russky bridge (a cable bridge in Vladivostok that connects Russky island with the mainland territory).

The back of the note features the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

The top left corner of the front of the note bears the coat of arms of the Russian Federation.

On the front of the note, at the bottom, there is a QR-code which contains a link to the website of the Bank of Russia. The link leads to the description of the note’s security features.

The top right corner of the back of the note bears the inscription ‘2017’ (the year when the note was issued).

The note is printed on white cotton paper.

The banknote paper contains two types of security fibres: coloured, with alternate sections of red and blue, and grey ones.

There is a 5-mm wide holographic security thread embedded in the paper. The thread comes out on the surface on the front of the note through three windows.

On the back of the note, there are two serial numbers that consist of two letters indicating the series followed by nine digits. The left number is printed on the short side of the note, the right number on the long one.

Security features checked in transmitted light

front side

  • Multitone combined watermark

    The multitone combined watermark is located on the unprinted area of the right side of the note and becomes visible when checked in transmitted light. It features a stylised image of the bridge against the sun and the number 2000 and is done with smooth transitions from light to dark in combination with contrasting highlight areas.

       
  • Security thread

    The security thread comes out on the banknote’s surface. When checked in transmitted light, it appears as a dark stripe with the repeated light inscription ‘ЦБ РФ’ (CB RF) done by micro-demetallisation method.

       
  • front side
front side

Security features checked with a magnifying glass (x8-x10)

front side

  • Microprinting

    In the bottom part of the image of the Far Eastern Federal University, there is a positive microtext composed of the repeated word ‘ВЛАДИВОСТОК’ (VLADIVOSTOK).

       
  • Microprinting

    In the bottom part of the image of the Far Eastern Federal University, there is a positive microtext composed of the repeated word ‘ВЛАДИВОСТОК’ (VLADIVOSTOK).

       
  • Microprinting

    In the top and bottom parts of the front of the banknote, there is a negative microtext composed of the repeated words ‘БАНКРОССИИ’ (BANKOFRUSSIA).

       
  • Microprinting

    In the top and bottom parts of the front of the banknote, there is a negative microtext composed of the repeated words ‘БАНКРОССИИ’ (BANKOFRUSSIA).

       
  • Microprinting

    The bottom part of the note bears the horizontal positive microtext ‘2000РУБЛЕЙ’ (2000RUBLES).

       
  • Microprinting

    The negative and positive microtexts ‘ВЛАДИВОСТОК’ (VLADIVOSTOK) are placed correspondingly along the top and bottom edges of the decorative stripe containing the value numeral.

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  • Microprinting

    The negative and positive microtexts ‘ВЛАДИВОСТОК’ (VLADIVOSTOK) are placed correspondingly along the top and bottom edges of the decorative stripe containing the value numeral.

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  • front side
front side

back side

  • Images composed of small graphic elements

    The stylised image of the map of the Far East consists of separate small graphic elements (the number 2000 and micro-images of different species of Far East flora and fauna).

       
  • Images composed of small graphic elements

    The background image consists of outer space theme elements.

       
  • Microprinting

    In the top and bottom parts of the front of the banknote, there is a negative microtext composed of the repeated words ‘БАНКРОССИИ’ (BANKOFRUSSIA).

       
  • Microprinting

    In the top and bottom parts of the front of the banknote, there is a negative microtext composed of the repeated words ‘БАНКРОССИИ’ (BANKOFRUSSIA).

       
  • Microprinting

    In the bottom part of the image of the spaceport, there is a horizontal line containing microtext composed of the repeated inscription ‘КОСМОДРОМВОСТОЧНЫЙ’ (VOSTOCHNYCOSMODROME).

       
  • back side
back side

Security features checked by tilting the banknote

front side

  • Security thread

    When the banknote is tilted, separate digits of the note’s value numeral can be seen moving left and right on sections of the security thread that come out on the surface of the note. At an acute angle colour images of the ruble symbol become visible on a coloured background. The 3D image of the ruble symbol between the images of the value is constantly visible.

       
  • Hidden multi-coloured image

    When the note is viewed at an acute angle, the number 2000 appears on the single-colour area that contains the word ‘РОССИЯ’ (RUSSIA). Each digit of the number has its own colour. When the note is rotated by 180 degrees without changing the viewing angle, each digit changes its colour.

       
  • Latent image of the ruble symbol

    When the note is viewed at an acute angle, the ruble symbol becomes visible. Depending on the position of the note, the symbol appears light on a dark background or dark on a light background.

       
  • Optically variable magnetic element Spark

    When the banknote is tilted, a moving bright glossy circle appears on the stylised images of the bridge and the sun.

       
  • front side
front side

Security features checked by tactile effect (raised print)

front side

  • Words "БИЛЕТ БАНКА РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA NOTE)

    The words ‘БИЛЕТ БАНКА РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA NOTE), the value numeral, the inscription ‘ДВЕ ТЫСЯЧИ РУБЛЕЙ’ (TWO THOUSAND RUBLES) and the line marks at the edges of the banknote have a raised relief and can be identified by touch.

       
  • Lines at the edges of the banknote

    The words ‘БИЛЕТ БАНКА РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA NOTE), the value numeral, the inscription ‘ДВЕ ТЫСЯЧИ РУБЛЕЙ’ (TWO THOUSAND RUBLES) and the line marks at the edges of the banknote have a raised relief and can be identified by touch.

       
  • Lines at the edges of the banknote

    The words ‘БИЛЕТ БАНКА РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA NOTE), the value numeral, the inscription ‘ДВЕ ТЫСЯЧИ РУБЛЕЙ’ (TWO THOUSAND RUBLES) and the line marks at the edges of the banknote have a raised relief and can be identified by touch.

       
  • Value numeral

    The words ‘БИЛЕТ БАНКА РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA NOTE), the value numeral, the inscription ‘ДВЕ ТЫСЯЧИ РУБЛЕЙ’ (TWO THOUSAND RUBLES) and the line marks at the edges of the banknote have a raised relief and can be identified by touch.

       
  • Inscription ‘ДВЕ ТЫСЯЧИ РУБЛЕЙ’ (TWO THOUSAND RUBLES)

    The words ‘БИЛЕТ БАНКА РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA NOTE), the value numeral, the inscription ‘ДВЕ ТЫСЯЧИ РУБЛЕЙ’ (TWO THOUSAND RUBLES) and the line marks at the edges of the banknote have a raised relief and can be identified by touch.

       
  • front side
front side

Marks for visually impaired people

front side

  • The raised lines are identifiable by touch

       
  • The raised lines are identifiable by touch

       
  • Value numeral of the note

    The value numeral of the note is printed in two ways: a light number on a dark background and a dark number on a light background.

       
  • Value numeral of the note

    The value numeral of the note is printed in two ways: a light number on a dark background and a dark number on a light background.

       
  • The number 2000 in raised print is identifiable by touch

       
  • front side
front side

back side

  • Value numeral of the note

    The value numeral of the note is printed in two ways: a light number on a dark background and a dark number on a light background.

       
  • Value numeral of the note

    The value numeral of the note is printed in two ways: a light number on a dark background and a dark number on a light background.

       
  • back side
back side

Under IR light

Image of the note in infrared spectrum

Under IR light

front side

Under IR light

back side

Under UV light

Image of the note under UV light

Under UV light

  • Hidden multi-coloured image under UV light

    At an acute angle the number 200 appears on a single-colour area. Each digit of the number has its own colour. When the note is rotated by 180 degrees without changing the viewing angle, the colour of each digit changes.

       
  • Under UV light
front side

Under UV light

back side
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