• 10 Rubles 2015, Russia, Federation, Cities of Military Glory, Grozny
  • 10 Rubles 2015, Russia, Federation, Cities of Military Glory, Grozny
Description

City of Military Glory is an honorary title bestowed upon the citizenry of Russian cities, where defenders had displayed courage, steadfastness, and mass heroism in the fight for their Fatherland’s freedom and independence during the Second World War.

Grozny is the capital city of the Chechen Republic, Russia. In Russian, "Grozny" means "fearsome", the same word as in Ivan Grozny or Ivan the Terrible. During the battle for the Caucasus, saw fierce fighting take place around Grozny. The city’s people turned it into an unassailable fortress and tens of thousands of people from all around the Chechen-Ingush ASSR built defensive lines. The Wehrmacht troops made several attempts to break through the frontline in September 1942, but were stopped, and in October were already on the defensive. When it became clear that their bid to take Grozny had failed, German aviation launched mass air raids on the city’s factories and oil reservoirs, but the oil workers and energy specialists rebuilt everything in very quick time and Grozny was soon once again supplying the petroleum products so needed at the frontlines and on the home front too.

Obverse

In the center of the disc the indication of the denomination of the coin 10 RUBLES. Inside of the figure "0" – hidden pictures of the figure 10 and of the inscription RUB visible by turns on changing angle of vision. Along the rim circular inscriptions, on top BANK OF RUSSIA, on bottom the mint trade mark (MMD) and the date 2015, to the left the stylized image of a laurel branch, to the right of the oak one.

БАНК РОССИИ
10 РУБЛЕЙ
2015
ММД

Reverse

The coat of arms of the town of Grozny, over it on a ribbon the semicircular inscription: CITIES OF MILITARY GLORY, below the inscription along the rim GROZNY. The coat of arms includes the Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque. It is supposed to be the largest mosque in Russia and is officially known as The Heart of Chechnya.

ГОРОДА ВОИНСКОЙ СЛАВЫ
ГРОЗНЫЙ

Edge

6 sections with 5 corrugations and 6 sections with 7 corrugations alternated with 12 smooth sections.

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Brass Plated Steel
Weight 5.63 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Moscow Mint (MMD)

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