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Lenin's portrait was invariably depicted on Soviet banknotes for over half a century. Calls to remove Lenin's image from the banknotes appeared from time to time, but one day such an offer was particularly loud - in the poem "Get Lenin out of Money" by the young poet Andrey Voznesensky published in 1967. Following the ideas of the futurists, the poet-sixties Voznesensky boldly suggested replacing the portrait of Lenin: the sacred symbol of the Soviet power, in his opinion, should not be "littered" in the gastronomes. Party figures saw in these lines criticism of the Central Committee and the opposition of the party line to Lenin's covenants.
The word "coin" is associated with a metal product of round or, more precisely, cylindrical shape. However, not all coins are like this. In the past, there were very common square coins, which are called "Klippe". Less common were  "plateaus" - square (or rectangular) coins of large sizes. Some of them are represented in the Museum.
During the Great Patriotic War many new awards were established - orders and medals. However, the symbols of victory over fascism were two: the Order of Victory, which was awarded the highest military leaders, and the Order of Patriotic War - the first order, established after its beginning. To see samples of the Order of Patriotic War, made in 1942, will be available at the exhibition "Signs of Victory" in the Russian money Museum.
Dreams of Peter the Great about Russia, the great sea power, were also reflected in coins that were issued during his reign. Under Peter the Great the minting of gold coins – chervonets started and for two years, in 1710 and 1711, the coins depicted an unusual coat of arms - a double-headed eagle, which holds maps in his paws and beaks. These are maps of the seas to which Russia had exits in 1710: the White, Caspian, Azov and Baltic seas. In 1711 the minting of such coins was stopped.
[07.05.2020 22:53:17]
The world's most important coin metals are copper, silver and gold. However, in the 19th century platinum was added to this triad. The world's first platinum coins were minted and put into circulation in Russia: they were manufactured at the St. Petersburg mint for 17 years - from 1828 to 1845.
On May 9, 1965, a parade dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Victory was held on Red Square. It was the first parade after the famous  parade of 1945. For the first time after a 20-year break Victory Day was widely celebrated throughout the country. By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR May 9 was declared a day off. An anniversary medal was issued for awarding veterans. Also at the Leningrad mint was minted a ruble dedicated to the anniversary date - the first commemorative coin of the Soviet Union.
From May 1 to May 9, the Russian money museum of Goznak JSC is holding an Internet marathon: every day at 9:45 the images of the most interesting exhibits of the new exhibition "Victory Signs" and stories about them will be published in museum social networks.
[04.05.2020 16:37:29]
In 2020, the Russian money museum has prepared an exhibition "Victory Signs", dedicated to the 75th  anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The exhibition is placed in the halls of the House of Stock Capital on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress. It presents unique items from the collection of JSC "Goznak": banknotes, awards, postage stamps, government loan bonds of the Great Patriotic War. Among them are exhibits that have never been demonstrated before: in particular, prototypes of the Order of Suvorov, the highest military order established during the war.
The staff of the Museum of Money History continues to prepare a new temporary exhibition. It will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and will be traditionally held in the halls of the Stock Capital House.
In the 1920s, when new Soviet money was being created, the question arose as to what images to place on it. Along with workers and Red Army soldiers on the banknotes appeared peasants - representatives of the class with whom the new government has long and hard to establish relations.
[22.04.2020 22:26:15]
Money of the First World War and the Civil War epoch are exhibited in the museum. In one of the showcases, there is a furnace and stacks of money: royal money, money of the Provisional Government, the first Soviet banknotes and others. Burnt banknotes are also can be seen.
Artist and cartographer Vladimir Adrianov started to collaborate with Goznak in  1922. Sketches of the first Soviet chervonets and the State Emblem of the USSR were created by him.
[21.04.2020 22:39:30]
In March 1955, a resolution of the Council of Ministers of the USSR was signed to pass the treasures of the Dresden Art Gallery, taken from Germany to Moscow after the Great Patriotic War. At the same time Goznak received an unusual task - to make a copy of the famous painting by the Venetian artist Giorgione "Sleeping Venus" of the XVI century. The copy was to be made in the form of a watermark, and the painting itself was to return to Dresden.
[21.04.2020 22:36:35]
1990-s turned to be tough period for the Russian economics.
The ticket of the Bank of Russia with the nominal value of 100000 rubles of 1993 wasn’t issued.
If in 1961 - 1991 the largest face value in the USSR was 100-ruble banknote, then in 1991 - 1992 due to inflation 200-, 500-, 1000-ruble banknotes were issued. These banknotes had Soviet symbols - the national emblem of the USSR and the portrait of Vladimir Lenin.
In 2015, in the series "70th Anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945" the Bank of Russia issued a 10-rouble bimetallic commemorative coin "End of World War II". The coin was minted by the St. Petersburg mint. Its authors were artist A. Shchablykin and sculptor A.Bessonov.
Two projects of 1924 banknotes made by artists of Goznak Dmitry Galyadkin and Alexander Yakimchenko depict an obelisk of the Soviet Constitution with a sculpture symbolizing Freedom, an interesting monument that has not reached our days. These sketches were not implemented.
[19.04.2020 10:57:50]
The Russian money museum possesses a rich collection of money from the Civil War. Among them are the so-called "Denikin’s money" issued in 1919 (tickets of the General Command of the Armed Forces of the South of Russia).
On March 27 (April 9), 1917 the Provisional Government issued the "Loan of Freedom" - to combat inflation and finance the costs associated with World War I. Samples of these bonds are on display in the Russian money museum of Goznak JSC.
During the Great Patriotic War Goznak, among other printing houses of the USSR, participated in the production of bread, rational and industrial cards. The collection of Goznak has preserved their samples made at the Moscow printing factory of Goznak for Moscow, as well as at the Krasnokamsk printing factory of Goznak - for the Molotov (Perm) region.
[18.04.2020 09:58:59]
"Poem about the Soviet passport" was written by Vladimir Mayakovsky in 1929: "I take out of wide pants / Duplicate invaluable cargo. / Read, envy, I am a citizen / of the Soviet Union". However, there was no single passport system in the USSR at that time. It appeared only three years later.
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