New 200 and 2000 ruble banknotes get their symbols

The Bank of Russia Board of Directors approved the design of 200 and 2000 ruble banknotes.

The 200 ruble banknote will feature the symbols of Sevastopol – the Monument to the Sunken Ships and the view of Chersonesus, and the 2000 ruble banknote will bear images of famous Far Eastern sites – the bridge to Russky Island and the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur Region.

The Bank of Russia Board of Directors relied on the results of the all-Russian contest to select symbols for the new banknotes to be put in circulation in late 2017.

The contest to select symbols for the new 200 and 2000 thousand ruble banknotes was held from June till October 2016. Participating in the contest were more than 5000 sights from 1113 Russian cities. Longlisted were 76 symbols from 49 Russian regions, which had received at least 5000 votes. The all-Russian sociological research picked out 10 finalists from the long-list. The winners – the symbols of the Far East and Sevastopol – were selected at the final stage of the all-Russian contest joined by more than three million voters. On 7 October 2016, Rossia 1, a TV channel, announced the results of the contest.

1 February 2017

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