Russian Money 100 Rubles banknote 1997

Russian Currency money 100 Rubles banknote 1997
The 100-ruble Bank of Russia note
Russian banknotes 100 Ruble note
Russian Money 100 Rubles banknote 1997 Bank of Russia

The front of the banknote depicts the quadriga (A quadriga sculptured by Peter Clodt von Jürgensburg at Bolshoi Theatre) above the portico of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
On the back of the banknote there is the Bolshoi Theatre building.

The 100-ruble banknote is printed on high-quality cotton paper of a light pink hue. The protective fibres of light-green, red and violet colours are chaotically embedded in the paper. The vertical security thread seen in the transmitted 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 building of the Bolshoy Theatre in Moscow and in the narrow coupon field there is a numeric value of the denomination (value numeral 100). 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 brown and green.
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

Bolshoi Theatre
The Bolshoi Theatre (Russian: Большо́й теа́тр) is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, designed by architect Joseph Bové, which holds performances of ballet and opera. The theatre's original name was the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, while the St. Petersburg Bolshoi Theatre (demolished in 1886), was called the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre.
At that time, all Russian theatres were imperial property. Moscow and St. Petersburg each had only two theatres, one intended for opera and ballet (these were known as the Bolshoi Theatres), and one for plays (tragedies and comedies). Because opera and ballet were considered nobler than drama, the opera houses were named "Grand Theatres" ("Bolshoi" is Russian for "large" or "grand") and the drama theatres were called the "Smaller Theatre" ("Maly" is Russian for "small", "lesser", or "little").
The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. It is by far the world's biggest ballet company, having more than 200 dancers. The theatre is the parent company of The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, a world-famous leading school of ballet. It has a branch at the Bolshoi Theatre School in Joinville, Brazil.
The main building of the theatre, rebuilt and renovated several times during its history, is a landmark of Moscow and Russia (its iconic neoclassical facade is depicted on the Russian 100-ruble banknote). On 28 October 2011, the Bolshoi was re-opened after an extensive six-year renovation. An official cost for the renovation is 21 billion rubles ($688 million). However, other Russian authorities claimed much more public money were spent. $1.1 billion according to Der Spiegel The renovation included restoring acoustics to the original quality (which had been lost during the Soviet Era), as well as restoring the original Imperial decor of the Bolshoi.