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  • 15 Ruble 2017, Transnistria (Pridnestrovie), 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia
  • 15 Ruble 2017, Transnistria (Pridnestrovie), 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. This will be the first World Cup ever held in Eastern Europe, and the first held in Europe since 2006.

The 20 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight different national teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, France and Spain, with one title each. The current champion is Germany, which won its fourth title at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.

The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games; the cumulative audience of all matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was estimated to be 26.29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match, a ninth of the entire population of the planet.

Issued 31.05.2018


The State Emblem (version with initials) of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic surrounded by the inscription "Transnistrian Republican Bank" and value. The mint trade mark (MMD), date and fineness below the State Emblem.

The coat of arms of Transnistria constitutes a remodeled version of the former Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic emblem, as substituted by the internationally recognized Moldovan government after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The only major pictorial change made in the Transnistrian device involved the addition of waves, representing the River Dniester. But the inscription on the red banner changed: unlike the Moldavian SSR emblem, which bore the acronym "РССМ" (for "Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic") and the USSR state slogan "Workers of the world, unite!" in the Russian and Moldavian languages, the Transnistrian emblem bears the initials of the name "Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic" in the Moldovan (PMH, Република Молдовеняскэ Нистрянэ), Russian (ПМР, Приднестровская Молдавская Республика) and Ukrainian (ПМР, Придністровська Молдавська Республіка) languages. Despite the emblem's depiction of the Hammer and Sickle, Transnistria is not a Socialist State.

МДМ 2017 Ag 925
• 15 РУБЛЕЙ •


Depicts the map of Russia against the background of a stylized globe with a ball flying upwards, the inscription "Football World Cup" on the top, date "2018" below.


Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Moscow Mint (MMD)

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