|Artist, Sculptor||A. D. Schablykin|
|Period||Russian Federation (1997-...)|
|Release date||March 20, 2008|
|Weight||8.4 г .|
|Diameter||27 мм .|
|Thickness||2.1 мм .|
|Series||The ancient cities of Russia|
|Metal||Bi-metal (Ring - brass, disk - Melchior)|
|Edge||Ribbed with the inscription (300 corrugations and two inscriptions "10 РУБЛЕЙ", separated by two asterisks)|
Vladimir - an ancient town, which belonged to Prince Vladimir, a long time the capital of the ancient North-Eastern Russia. Date of occurrence of the city, as the history of its foundation, causing controversy among scientists today. Some historians are of the opinion that the city was founded by Saint Vladimir, nicknamed the Red Sun in the 990 th year, while others prefer the version of the construction of the city in 1108, the year by Prince Vladimir Monomakh.
However, whenever the city was founded, its development and strengthening begins with 1157, the year after the transfer of the capital here from Rostov Andrew Bogolyubsky principality. Follow the Vladimir princes were the most powerful of the Russian princes, for which he received the title of "great."
In 1238, the year the invasion of the Mongols in the Russian land did not spare the great city. Vladimir was badly ravaged and ceased to be the residence of the prince. However, the Horde Khans recognize the overarching princes of Vladimir in Russia, and the city is listed fictitious capital.
The new economic stage of development, Vladimir came in the late 18th century, after he found the center of the Vladimir province. The construction of new urban and residential buildings, opened schools, grammar schools, restores their work diocese passes institution seminary, appears the first public library, a drama theater, produced newspaper.
Today Vladimir is known for its historical heritage, taken under the protection of UNESCO. The most famous Cathedral of the Assumption, the Golden Gate and the Gate Church, Cathedral of St. Demetrius. The city is one of the major tourist centers, is part of the "Golden Ring".
In the center - the designation value 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 lower part of the disc - the mint trademark. The top of the ring along the rim - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "2008" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.
In the center - the Golden Gate on the background of the panorama of the city, on the left above - the coat of arms of the city of Vladimir, on the right - the Assumption Cathedral with belfry, along the rim - inscriptions: at the top - "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ", at the bottom - "ВЛАДИМИР".