The Academy of Sciences
in the centre of the disc, in the circle of dots - the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (two-headed eagle with wings down), under it to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the mint trade mark, to the right – the fine metal content; along the rim – semicircular inscriptions divided by two doubled rhombuses, on the top – the denomination and year of issue: "3 РУБЛЯ 1992" (3 RUBLES 1992), at the bottom: "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA).
in the centre of the disc – the relief image of the premises of the Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg , over it - the inscription: "САНКТ-ПЕТЕРБУРГ" (SAINT PETERSBURG), before the building on the smooth water surface - a sailing ship, a rowing one and a boat, along the rim – semicircular inscriptions, above: "ЭПОХА ПРОСВЕЩЕНИЯ. ХVIII ВЕК" (THE AGE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT. THE XVIII CENTURY), below: "АКАДЕМИЯ НАУК" (THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES).
The artist: A.A. Kolodkin
The sculptor: V.M. Nikishchenko
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 300 corrugations
The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in 1724 by Peter the Great. First it was located in some different houses in Saint Petersburg and in 1789 moved to the premises which had been built especially for it by the architect G. Quarenghi in the style of late classicism. The first full members of the Academy used to be M.V. Lomonosov, L. Eiler, V.Ya. Struve, A.K. Vostokov, P.L. Chebyshev, A.M. Butlerov, S.M. Solovyev, B.P. Pavlov and others. Among the foreign members were Voltaire, D. Diderot, E. Kant, I,V. Goethe, C. Darwin, M. Planck, B. Paskal .