Coin Battle for Leningrad

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 1560 Unknown 5712-0017

Authors

Художник аверса E. V. Kramskaya
Скульптор реверса A. I. Molostov
Художник реверса L. A. Evdokimova
Скульптор аверса Computer modelling

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date November 15, 2014
Weight 6 г .
Diameter 25 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
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

Battle for Leningrad became the longest running battle of Soviet troops in the fight against the Nazis. The capture of the northern capital would entail huge consequences - the northern parts of the country would have been cut off from the country's access to the Baltic Sea would be lost. Hitler understood this and gave the city taking a huge force. The onset of a combined force of German and Finnish troops began on August 10 41 th year.

In August, fighting took place in the vicinity of Leningrad. August 30 the Germans cut off the city from the railway, and September 8 closed the overland blockade. With the city remained only air and water communication. In the winter directly on the ice of Lake Ladoga paved "road of life", through which the delivery of food and goods, as well as the evacuation of the population and cultural values.

Leningrad resisted, but were killed by shelling and bombing, frozen in the cold and die from lack of food about one million people, not had time to evacuate. The people had no water and heat, light is fed only by the hour. But the company continued to work, producing weapons, repairing and producing tanks, aircraft and warships.

In January '43, the troops of the Soviet Union were able to clear the corridor to Leningrad about 10 kilometers wide. Over 2.5 weeks were able to build the railway, "The road of victory" and to establish road links with the city. A year later, the favorable situation on the front allowed to begin the liberation of Leningrad region. By the end of January, it has been completely removed the blockade, and a month later almost the whole area was liberated. Battle for Leningrad was completed in August 1944. Plans for the Wehrmacht failed, and Finland was forced to completely withdraw from the war.

Obverse description

In the center - the denomination of the coin, "5 РУБЛЕЙ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of issue "2014", the left and right - the stylized branch plants, right at the edge - the mint trademark.

Reverse description

Relief image of the sculpture "Motherland" memorial Piskaroyvskoye cemetery, along the rim - inscriptions, separated by two asterisks at the top: "БИТВА ЗА ЛЕНИНГРАД", below: "ВЕЛИКАЯ ОТЕЧЕСТВЕННАЯ ВОЙНА 1941-1945 гг.".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2014 2,000,000 - Unknown