Coin Kishinev

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 145 Unknown 5712-0038

Authors

Artist A. A. Brynza
Sculptor A. V. Gnidin

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date September 5, 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

Chisinau was released as a result of the Iasi-Chisinau operation in August 1944. The operation began on 20 August. The German defense was broken, and our tanks entered the breach. At the same time, a landing was planted at the mouth of the Danube by the Danube Flotilla. The offensive of infantry and tanks was supported by the aviation and ships of the Black Sea Fleet. The German group was isolated from the Romanian. The 3rd Romanian army was forced out to the sea and a day later stopped resistance.

On August 23, our divisions rushed to Chisinau, and in the evening of the same day they entered the city. The Red Army was assisted by local partisans (about 20 partisan groups). Partisans helped our soldiers to cross the Dniester, to liberate settlements. More than a thousand people fought in partisan detachments. On August 24, Chisinau was completely liberated, enemy troops surrounded, and on August 26 the entire territory of modern Moldova was liberated from the Nazi occupation.

As a result of the Iasi-Kishinev operation, the Red Army lost more than 67,000 people, of whom more than 13,000 were killed. For a long time in Moldova they respected their memory, several new streets of the city were named in honor of the liberators of Chisinau: Nikolay Berzarin, Alexei Belsky, Semyon Timoshenko, Afanasy Karmanov, Fyodor Tolbukhin and others. But after the declaration of independence by the Republic of Moldova, all of them were renamed.

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 is a picture of the memorial dedicated to the liberation of Chisinau from the fascist invaders in 1944, which is part of the Eternity Memorial Complex, against the background of contour images of Chisinau's architectural structures, below it - the horizontal inscription: "24 АВГУСТА 1944 г.", above along the edge - the inscription: "КИШИНЕВ"

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Circulation

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