• 5 Rubles 2020, Russia, Federation, 75th Anniversary of Great Patriotic War Victory (1941-1945), Invasion of the Kuril Islands
  • 5 Rubles 2020, Russia, Federation, 75th Anniversary of Great Patriotic War Victory (1941-1945), Invasion of the Kuril Islands
Description

The Invasion of the Kuril Islands (Russian: Курильская десантная операция "Kuril Islands Landing Operation") was the World War II Soviet military operation to capture the Kuril Islands from Japan in 1945. The invasion was part of the Soviet–Japanese War, and was decided on when plans to land on Hokkaido were abandoned. The successful military operations of the Red Army at Mudanjiang and during the Invasion of South Sakhalin created the necessary prerequisites for the invasion of the Kuril Islands.

Obverse

Denomination 5 RUBLES in two lines, lower the inscription BANK OF RUSSIA and the issue year, to the left and to the right a stylized twig of a plant, to the right at the rim the Moscow Mint's trademark (MMD).

Artist: E. V. Kramskaya

5
ММД
РУБЛЕЙ
БАНК РОССИИ
2020

Reverse

Depicts a relief image of the Monument of Soviet Army Soldiers – Liberators of the Kuril Islands in 1945; along the rim there are the inscriptions KURIL ISLANDS LANDING OPERATION and 1945.

The Monuments have been erected in the cities of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in memory of the Soviet soldiers who perished during the operation.

Designer: A. D. Schablykin
Sculptor: E. A. Tolzin

КУРИЛЬСКАЯ ДЕСАНТНАЯ ОПЕРАЦИЯ
1945 г.

Edge

12 sections by 5 corrugations.

Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Moscow Mint (MMD)

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