in the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (the two headed eagle designed by I.Bilibin), the letters under it indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content. The inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top — "3 РУБЛЯ 1993 г." (3 RUBLES 1993), at the bottom — "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA).
the ballerina Anna Pavlova with the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in the background, to the left - a lyre and a laurel branch, the inscriptions along the rim: at the top — "РОССИЯ И МИРОВАЯ КУЛЬТУРА" (RUSSIA AND WORLD CULTURE), at the bottom - "АННА ПАВЛОВА" (ANNA PAVLOVA).
The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptor: I.S. Komshilov
Leningrad Mint (ЛМД)
The edge: 300 corrugations
Anna Pavlova (1881-1931), a Russian ballet dancer, graduated from the St. Petersburg Theatre School in 1889 and was taken on to the Mariinsky Theatre. Her remarkable talent of a classical dancer blossomed in ballets and concert numbers staged by the best choreographers of the time. Her rendition of Saint-Saёns' "The Dying Swan" became a legend. The leading ballerina of the Ballets Russes in Paris, Anna Pavlova later organised her own troupe, which made a great contribution to the development of ballet.