Coin Moscow, 55 Years of Victory
|Period||Russian Federation (1997-...)|
|Release date||July 4, 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)|
Defensive city operation began September 30, 1941, and ended only April 20, 1942. During the defensive period until 5 December 1941, because of the stubborn resistance of the Soviet troops and bloody battles, the offensive Nazi troops was stopped. December 5-6, 1941, realizing that the enemy has exhausted itself, the Soviet troops launched a counteroffensive. For December 8 Hitler signed a decree on early defensive operations along the entire Soviet-German front, including in Moscow.
The Battle of Moscow was the first major defeat of the German army during the Second World War. The outcome of this battle was the psychological turning point for soldiers and civilians: increased confidence in victory, and the myth of the invincibility of the German army was debunked. Plan blitzkrieg was thwarted.
Higher degree of difference "Hero City" with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" is assigned to the city of Moscow May 8, 1965 to mark the 20th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War and heroism, courage, fortitude displayed by the workers of Moscow in the fight against the German fascist invaders for the freedom and independence of the Motherland.
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 infantry at the time of the attack, the left - the tank, to the right - a medal "Gold Star", in the background - the outline of the Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin at the bottom along the rim - the inscription: "МОСКВА".