Russian Currency 500 Rubles banknote 1997

Russian Currency money 500 Rubles banknote 1997
The 500-ruble Bank of Russia note
Russian banknotes 500 Ruble note
Russian Currency 500 Rubles banknote 1997 Bank of Russia

The front of the banknote depicts the monument to Peter the Great and sailing ship "STS Sedov" in the port of Arkhangelsk.
On the back of the banknote there is Solovetsky monastery.

The 500-ruble banknote is printed on high-quality cotton paper of a light-violet hue. The protective fibres of light-green, red and violet colours are chaotically embedded in the paper. The vertical security thread with repeated text seen in the transparent light is embedded in the paper. The banknote has local watermarks in the left and right coupon fields.
The paper has local watermarks on the left and right coupon fields. In the wide coupon field there is a fragment of the monument to Peter the Great and in the narrow coupon field there is a numeric value of the denomination (value numeral 500). When the banknote is held up to the light you can see various parts of the watermarks, some of which are lighter while others are darker than the surrounding paper.

Predominant colours of the banknote are violet and blue.
The emblem of the Bank of Russia is made with optically-variable ink (OVI).
The banknote possesses several machine-readable security features.
Dimensions 150 x 65 mm.
In circulation since 01.01.1998.

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1997-2010 New Ruble "Cities & Monuments" Issue

5 Rubles       10 Rubles       50 Rubles       100 Rubles
500 Rubles          1000 Rubles          2000 Rubles          5000 Rubles

Peter the Great
Peter the Great (Russian: Пётр Вели́кий), Peter I (Russian: Пётр I, tr. Pyotr I) or Pyotr Alexeyevich (Russian: Пётр Алексе́евич; 9 June [O.S. 30 May] 1672 – 8 February [O.S. 28 January] 1725) ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May [O.S. 27 April] 1682 until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his half-brother. Through a number of successful wars he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power. He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political systems with ones that were modern, scientific, westernized, and based on The Enlightenment. Peter's reforms made a lasting impact on Russia and many institutions of Russian government traced their origins to his reign.

STS Sedov
The STS Sedov (Russian: Седов), formerly the Magdalene Vinnen II (1921–1936) and the Kommodore Johnsen (–1948), is a 4-masted steel barque that for almost 80 years was the largest traditional sailing ship in operation. Originally built as a German cargo ship, the Sedov is today a sail training vessel, training cadets from the universities of Murmansk, Saint Petersburg and Arkhangelsk. She participates regularly in the big maritime international events as a privileged host and has also been a regular participant in The Tall Ships' Races.

Solovetsky Monastery
Solovetsky Monastery was the greatest citadel of Christianity in the Russian North before being turned into a special Soviet prison and labor camp (1926–1939), which served as a prototype for the Gulag system. Situated on the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea, the monastery braved many changes of fortune and military sieges. Its most important structures date from the 16th century, when Filip Kolychev was its hegumen.

Arkhangelsk (Russian: Арха́нгельск), also known in English as Archangel and Archangelsk, is a city and the administrative center of Arkhangelsk Oblast, in the north of European Russia. It lies on both banks of the Northern Dvina River near its exit into the White Sea. The city spreads for over 40 kilometers (25 mi) along the banks of the river and numerous islands of its delta. Arkhangelsk was the chief seaport of medieval and early modern Russia until 1703. A 1,133-kilometer-long (704 mi) railway runs from Arkhangelsk to Moscow via Vologda and Yaroslavl, and air travel is served by the Talagi Airport and a smaller Vaskovo Airport. As of the 2010 Census, the city's population was 348,783, down from 356,051 recorded in the 2002 Census, and further down from 415,921 recorded in the 1989 Census.