Coin Belgrade

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 154 Unknown 5712-0042

Authors

Sculptor A. N. Bessonov
Artist A. A. Brynza

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date August 19, 2016
Weight 6 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Cities - the capitals of states liberated by Soviet troops from the German fascist invaders
Denomination 5
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Nickel Plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with smooth sections (12 sections on the 5 reefs)
Shape Round

Detailed description

As a result of the victorious Iasi-Kishinev operation of the Soviet troops, the allies of Hitler's Germany, Romania and Bulgaria ceased resistance, and withdrew from the war. Hitler had to immediately withdraw Army Group "E" to Hungary. The way to the Balkans was opened.

By the end of September 1944, the troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front, under the command of Marshal Tolbukhin, had approached the Yugoslav border, and from the Yugoslav side they were ready to help the local partisans (the people's liberation army of Yugoslavia). Our aviation bombed railway bridges and roads to prevent the redeployment of German troops. On September 28, with the support of the Danube Flotilla, our army began an offensive on Belgrade. The flotilla covered the right flank, transported troops and equipment, landed landing forces. The enemy's defense was breached, our troops passed the Eastern Serb Mountains with heavy fighting, crossed the Morava River and seized bridgeheads on the opposite shore. Our units were to advance on Belgrade from the south.

Simultaneously, the troops of the 2nd Ukrainian Front, together with the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia, crossed the Danube and attacked Belgrade from the northeast. On October 14, fighting broke out on the outskirts of the city. At that time, the troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front advanced rapidly towards Belgrade from the south, along the Danube. The assault on Belgrade lasted for several days, and a great deal of time was demanded for the liquidation of a large German grouping in the southeast of the city. Belgrade was completely liberated on October 20, 1944.

The defeat of the German troops at Belgrade created the prerequisites for the successful advance of our army to Budapest. And the people's liberation army of Yugoslavia had the opportunity to completely clear the rest of Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia from the Nazis in the autumn-winter of 1944. Yugoslavia once again became free.

Obverse description

In the center of the disk - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "5 РУБЛЕЙ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of coinage: "2016", left and right - stylized branch of the plant, on the right at the edge - yard.

Reverse description

In the center of the disk there is an image of the Memorial to the liberators of Belgrade, located at the memorial cemetery in Belgrade, against the backdrop of the outline images of the architectural structures of Belgrade, below it - the horizontal inscription: "20 ОКТЯБРЯ 1944 г.", above: "БЕЛГРАД".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2016 2,000,000 - Unknown