Coin Petrozavodsk

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
UC# 133 Unknown 5714-0055

Authors

Artist A. A. Brynza
Sculptor Computer modelling

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date August 15, 2016
Weight 5.63 г .
Diameter 22 мм .
Thickness 2.2 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series Cities of Military Glory
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Brass plated Steel
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribber with smooth sections (6 sections 5 and 6 of the reef sections 7 riffs, interspersed with smooth sections 12)
Shape Round

Detailed description

The city of Petrozavodsk is located in Karelia, in the north of our land, near the border with Finland. In 1941, Finland entered the war against our country in alliance with Nazi Germany. Finland was an ally of Hitler. Finland wanted revenge for the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940, and at the same time, its authorities understood that it alone could not cope with it from the USSR. Therefore, they concluded a military alliance with Hitler. Finland hoped to receive a valuable prize for its services to the fascists - Karelia.

Finland participated in the implementation of the German plan "Barbarossa". In the summer of 1941, Finnish troops occupied the Karelian Isthmus, closing the blockade around Leningrad from the north, reached the Onega Lake and the Murmansk Railroad. The Finns provided their airfields for German aviation so that the Germans could bomb Murmansk and other our ports on the Kola Peninsula.

October 2, 1941, Finnish troops entered Petrozavodsk. Immediately, concentration camps were set up, where the Russian population was driven, as "unrelated". Those of the Russians who would have survived in the Finnish death camps were later to be deported to the German occupation zone, to the German death camps. Karelia had to be cleared of the "subhuman", according to the head of Finland, Mannerheim, a former citizen of the Russian Empire, and now an ally of the German Nazis. Mortality in concentration camps was very high.

Petrozavodsk was liberated by our troops in June 1944. They found small children in the Petrozavodsk concentration camp, prisoners of the death camp, hungry, exhausted, barely alive. The photographs of these unfortunate children were later presented as evidence at the Nuremberg Trial.

For the courage and heroism shown during the Great Patriotic War, the city of Petrozavodsk was awarded the honorary title of the City of Military Glory on April 6, 2015.

Obverse description

In the center there is a denomination of the coin denomination: "10 РУБЛЕЙ", inside the figure "0" - hidden, visible alternately when the angle of view of the image is changed to "10" and the inscription "RUB", along the edge at the top there is the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ" year of release "2016", on the left - a stylized image of the laurel branch, on the right - oak, under it - the trademark of the mint.

Reverse description

The coat of arms of the city of Petrozavodsk, above it, on the ribbon - the inscription in a semicircle: "ГОРОДА ВОИНСКОЙ СЛАВЫ", below along the edge is the inscription: "ПЕТРОЗАВОДСК".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
SPMD, 2016 10,000,000 - Unknown