Coin The liberation of Europe from fascism. Vein
|Artist, Sculptor||S. A. Kornilov|
|Period||Bank of Russia (1992-1996)|
|Release date||May 18, 1995|
|Weight||14.35 г .|
|Diameter||33 мм .|
|Thickness||2.3 мм .|
|Series||50 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.|
|Edge||Inscription (two inscriptions "ТРИ РУБЛЯ", separated by two asterisks)|
Vienna operation started March 16, 1945, after a massive artillery barrage on the offensive moved troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front. However, the Red Army met stiff resistance here good defense in depth of the enemy, in the evening on March 16 managed to advance only 3-7 km. deep into the front line. To help the advancing troops were given a second Soviet tank army, which hastened the onset.
The advanced part of the 3rd Ukrainian Front - 2nd Panzer and 9th Guards Army from the north and 26th and 27th Army from the south began to move in converging directions, intending to lock the major German group in the boiler. Under the threat environment averted Wehrmacht 2nd SS Panzer Army, with at the end of the retreat at the disposal of the Germans was a corridor with a width of about two and a half kilometers. The attempt to encircle the German army, thus, failed, but on March 29 the Soviet 57th Army launched a massive offensive in the strategically important area of the city of Nagykanizsa, which has managed to take on 30 March. The same day, the 5th Guards Cavalry Corps, having made a 70-kilometer march across difficult terrain, went to the rear of the defending German forces, forcing her to retreat immediately.
April 5, 1945, the Red Army from the south came to Vienna. 7 April 9th Guards Army and the 6th Panzer Army Soviet mountain-breaking array Vienna Woods came to the Danube. The German group was blocked from the east, south and west, and April 13, 1945 ceased resistance. Vienna came under the control of the Soviet troops.
In the center - the image of the dome of the Senate and the Spassky Tower of the Moscow Kremlin building on the right - the mint trademark. The inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top - "ТРИ РУБЛЯ 1995 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ".
Images of three Soviet soldiers during the battle against the backdrop of Vienna's architectural monuments, inscriptions along the rim separated by two dots: at the top - "ОСВОБОЖДЕНИЕ ЕВРОПЫ ОТ ФАШИЗМА" at the bottom - "ВЕНА 13.04.1945 г.". On the side surface of the coin - two incised inscriptions "three rubles", separated by two asterisks.