The Russian Central Bank issued a new 100-rubel banknote to commemorate the reunification of Crimea with the mainland

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The image on the banknote depicts the famous Yalta Swallow's Nest Castle and the sunken ships monument erected in Sevastopol.

Twenty million copies of the yellowish tinged banknote were put in circulation, which also depicts Empress Catherine II. who annexed the Crimean peninsula in the 18th century.

Last year, the Russian Central Bank celebrated the reunification of Crimea with Russia by issuing a 10-ruble coin.

The peninsula was given to Ukraine as a gift in 1954 by the First Secretary of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev. Crimea reunited with Russia after a referendum last year when over 90% of the population voted for reunification with the mainland.

(MTI –


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