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The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Moscow, Soviet Union, in present-day Russia. The Moscow Olympics were the first Olympic games to be held in a socialist country.
Led by the United States at the insistence of U.S. President Jimmy Carter, 65 countries boycotted the games because of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, though some athletes from some of the boycotting countries participated in the games, under the Olympic Flag. This prompted the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.
An Act of the Soviet government authorized the Ministry of Finance and the State Bank of the USSR to issue a 28-coin collection of five and ten roubles in proof and uncirculated qualities. There was also six proof and six uncirculated gold 100 roubles, five proof and five uncirculated platinum 150 roubles, and six proof and six uncirculated 1 rouble coins.
Artists: S. M. Ivanov (obverse), V. A. Ermakov (reverse).
The State Emblem of the Soviet Union (fourth version, 1956–1991), USSR and value (1 Ruble) is below.
The Olympic torch, main building of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Spasskaya Tower (Moscow Kremlin), Saint Basil's Cathedral at left and Borovitskaya Tower (Moscow Kremlin), Kremlin Palace of Congresses, Ostankino Tower and Secretariat Building Council for Mutual Economic Assistance ("Open Book" Building) at right, the Olympic emblem and the legend, in Cyrillic script, meaning: “The XXII Olympiad • Moscow • 1980” and the year 1980. Text on the torch in Cyrillic: "Moscow Olympiad • 1980".
ИГРЫ XXII ОЛИМПИАДЫ • МОСКВА • 1980
ONE RUBLE • ONE RUBLE
ОДИН РУБЛЬ • ОДИН РУБЛЬ •