Coin General of Infantry A. P. Yermolov
|Художник аверса||A. V. Baklanov|
|Художник реверса||A. D. Schablykin|
|Sculptor||E. A. Tolzin|
|Period||Russian Federation (1997-...)|
|Release date||October 8, 2012|
|Weight||5 г .|
|Diameter||23 мм .|
|Thickness||1.8 мм .|
|Series||The generals and heroes of the Patriotic War of 1812|
|Metal||Nickel Plated Steel|
|Edge||Ribber with smooth sections (Corrugations 84, divided into 12 equal portions, alternating with areas 12 smooth)|
In 1812, when war broke out with France, Yermolov was promoted to the rank of general. He became chief of staff of the military unit of the first Western army deployed on Russia's western border, where Napoleon began his invasion of the country. His chief merit was the unification of the Smolensk 1st and 2nd Russian armies.
Under pressure from the numerically superior enemy forces, Russian army was forced to retreat, although its fierce resistance dramatically slowed the offensive in France and led to huge losses in the ranks of the Great Army of Napoleon.
Solutions Alexei Petrovich Yermolov, experienced, cunning and brave officer - sometimes seemed a complete surprise to the enemy. In one battle, he allowed the French to come so close to his artillery positions that the enemy was confident of victory.
Alexei Yermolov performed well during the Battle of Borodino. Seeing that the French managed to break through the defense and Bagration was mortally wounded, he immediately took command of an infantry battalion and led him to the counter. After the position was eventually repulsed, Yermolov personally supervised the battery fire, until he was injured and he was not taken away from the battlefield.
Yermolov participated in all the military campaigns against Napoleon from the first until the last day of the war. His troops pursued the retreating enemy until the last French soldier left the territory of our country.
For his contribution to the victory over the French, Yermolov was awarded several high Russian and foreign orders war. He has repeatedly demonstrated his intelligence, determination and courage as a commander.
In the center - the denomination of the coin in two lines: "2 РУБЛЯ", below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the year of issue "2012", the left and right - the stylized branch plants, right at the edge - the trademark of the coin yard.
Bust relief portrait A. P. Yermolov in military uniform, from the bottom edge of a broad belt - the inscription: "А. П. ЕРМОЛОВ".