Coin Great Luke
|Artist||A. A. Brynza|
|Period||Russian Federation (1997-...)|
|Release date||October 30, 2012|
|Weight||5.63 г .|
|Diameter||22 мм .|
|Thickness||2.2 мм .|
|Series||Cities of Military Glory|
|Metal||Brass plated Steel|
|Edge||Ribber with smooth sections (6 sections 5 and 6 of the reef sections 7 riffs, interspersed with smooth sections 12)|
City-warrior in the Pskov region - Great Luke - participated in the protection of Russia on the western borders of the XII century, being on the path of the enemy on the way to Moscow. Many times the city has been destroyed more than once burned, but always revived, keeping its name.
In 1580 Great Luke had a serious resistance to the Polish-Lithuanian invaders, Falsdmitry troops occupied their territories in the Time of Troubles. The Russian-French War of 1812, the city covered the approaches to Pskov and St. Petersburg.
Not spared Velikoluksky earth and the Great Patriotic War. Thirty defenders of the town against the Germans held on for three days. The area was occupied by the Great Onion about one and a half years from August 1941 to January 1943. In the city of the occupation camp of Soviet POWs were held, in which the number of dead more than 10 thousand people. Labor camps were created, which worked to the benefit of the Nazis residents, subjected to torture and starvation. In the labor camps in Germany Gone 14,500 people civilians. Died from torture and executions of more than 8000 residents. Destroyed and burned 90% of homes. Against invaders fought hard partisans and underground groups - consuming equipment, weapons, killing the invaders.
The occupation ended in January 1943, after the liberation of the city of 257 Infantry Division. Velikolukskaya offensive operation carried out simultaneously with the release of Stalingrad. During the deadly street fighting Georgy Zhukov called the battle for Great Luke "The Battle of Stalingrad in miniature."
Presidential Decree signed on 28 October 2008, the city of the courage and bravery was awarded the title "City of Military Glory."
In the center - the denomination of the coin "10 РУБЛЕЙ". Inside of the figure "0" - hidden, visible by turns on changing angle of view of the image numbers "10" and the inscription "РУБ". In the circle along the rim - the inscription at the top: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "2012" on the left - a stylized image of a laurel branch, the right - oak.
Coat of arms of the city of Great Luke, on him, on the ribbon - the semicircular inscription: "ГОРОДА ВОИНСКОЙ СЛАВЫ", at the bottom, along the rim - the inscription: "ВЕЛИКИЕ ЛУКИ".