75th Anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945
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).
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).
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.
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.