The Central Bank has announced ten contenders for the image on the new banknotes

The Central Bank has named 10 candidates for the image on the new banknotes in 200 and 2000 RUB. for the second stage of the competition, reported on the website of the regulator.

One of them entered the Golden gate and the assumption Cathedral of Vladimir, the sculpture “the Motherland calls!” and Mamayev Kurgan of Volgograd, the Vostochny space centre and the bridge on island Russian far East, lake Baikal and the mythical beast babr with the coat of arms of the city of Irkutsk, the Kazan Kremlin, Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, the Museum-reserve “Kizhi in Petrozavodsk, the monument to the scuttled ships and Chersonesos in Sevastopol, Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, the Olympic stadium “Fisht” and the resort “Rosa Khutor” in Sochi.

The second stage of the competition took place from 5 to 30 August in the form of a poll, which was attended by 6 thousand Russians. During the first wave of the 49 cities was drawn up the shortlist of 20.

5 September starts the third and final stage of selection of characters for future banknotes. The Russians will have to choose two cities, the symbols of which will be featured on the new banknotes. Voting is held in Your Russia.of the Russian Federation until October 7.

That the Bank of Russia will issue new notes, it became known in April. New banknotes must enter by the end of 2017. As stressed in the CBA, it was at this point annual inflation in Russia is expected to drop to 4%, which would make the issue of banknotes “intermediate values” economically justified. Now in Russia issued banknotes of 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 rubles.

The head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina said that the volume of issue of notes the new denomination has not been determined, but the issue of banknotes of the new face value will not affect the volume in circulation of cash. The old banknotes of denominations specifically to be withdrawn from circulation will not, and the total amount of money in circulation, according to the head of the Central Bank, will be supported by the withdrawal of old notes.