135 th Annivesary of the Birth of K.S. Stanislavsky
in the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two-headed eagle designed by I. Bilibin, lower — the semicircular inscription — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA) framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «ДВА РУБЛЯ» (TWO RUBLES), at the bottom — «1998», the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right — the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
a scene of the play «The Lower Depths» by M. Gorky, to the right — the drop-curtain with the Emblem of the Moscow Artistic Academic Theatre. At the bottom — inscriptions and dates in three lines: «М. ГОРЬКИЙ» «НА ДНЕ» (M .GORKY. «THE LOWER DEPTHS»), «1863», «1938», lower — the semicircular inscription: «К.С. СТАНИСЛАВСКИЙ» (K.S. STANISLAVSKY).
The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptor: A.A. Dolgopolova.
St.Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 195 corrugations.
Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky (Alexeyev) (5/17.01.1863–07.08.1938) — the producer, actor, pedagogue, theorist and reformer of the Russian Theatre. In 1898, together with V.I. Nemirovich-Dantschenko he founded the Moscow Artistic Theatre. When staging plays by A. Chekhov and M. Gorky they cleared new ways to develop the producer and actor art. In the beginning of the 20th century Stanislavsky worked out his studies about the actor’s work which is known as the System of Stanislavsky and which became an aesthetic and professional base for the staging realism. Since 1918 K.S. Stanislavsky headed the Opera School of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. This School became later the Stanislavsky Opera Theatre. The Museum of Stanislavsky was set up in Moscow in 1948