Coin Leningrad, 55 Years of Victory
|Period||Russian Federation (1997-...)|
|Release date||June 24, 2000|
|Weight||5.1 г .|
|Diameter||23 мм .|
|Thickness||1.8 мм .|
|Series||55 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.|
|Metal||Nickel silver (Copper (40-82%), nickel (5-15%) and zinc (13-45%))|
|Edge||Ribber with smooth sections (Corrugations 84, divided into 12 equal portions, alternating with areas 12 smooth)|
The Siege of Leningrad lasted for a grueling 872 days, from September 1941 and led to the death of about one million civilians in the city, and the defenders of the Red Army.
During the blockade of the city constantly bombed, not enough food and fuel, in winter the temperature dropped to -40 degrees. Despite the cold and hunger, the city did not surrender to the enemy, the people continued to work in the factories without roofs, military production, which has been vital in repelling enemy attacks.
The coin shows the road of life, which was laid on the ice of Lake Ladoga. As it supplied the city with food and military supplies, people were evacuated from the besieged city.
May 1, 1945 in the order of the Supreme Commander of the city of Leningrad, which went through a 900-day siege of the German fascist troops, named as one of the first cities-heroes. According to the Regulations on the rank of the Hero Cities, approved May 8, 1965, the city of Leningrad was given the highest degree of difference "Hero City" with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" for the heroism and courage of its defenders, manifested in the struggle for freedom and independence Motherland in the Great Patriotic war.
In the center of the disc - the indication value of the coin in two lines "2 РУБЛЯ" below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the date "2000" on the left and the right - stylized branch plants.
Two trucks traveling on the ice, on the left - a medal "Gold Star" on the right - a signpost, a water fountain and ice shards of exploding shells, in the background - the outline of the spire of the Admiralty at the bottom along the rim - the inscription: "ЛЕНИНГРАД".