The Bank of Russia commented on the statement by the representative of Lithuanian Ministry of foreign Affairs, criticized the production of Russian coins in denominations of 5 rubles with the image of Vilnius.
“Any geopolitical changes that have occurred since the end of world war II, I can not put into question the undoubted importance of the victory over fascism for the peoples of Europe and the world. And this victory is dedicated to a series of memorable coins of Bank of Russia”, — reported in the Central Bank.
1 Aug CBR announced the release of a series of commemorative coins of “City States, liberated by Soviet troops from Nazi invaders.” In total, the series includes 14 coins face value of 5 RUB.
The layout of the coin of base metal face value of 5 roubles of the series “capital City States, liberated by Soviet troops from Nazi invaders”
The issue of coins has caused resentment on the part of the Lithuanian foreign Ministry. “The Lithuanian foreign Ministry knows and has paid attention to the issue of coins by the Central Bank of Russia. We have no doubt as to the role of the red Army and its place in the history of Lithuania,” said political Director of the Lithuanian foreign Ministry Rolandas, Kacinskas. “Russia’s position is known and the issue of the coin only confirms that Russia is not ready for the historical truth about the Soviet occupation,” he said.