Two new banknotes featuring the cities of Vladivostok in the Far East and Sevastopol in the Crimea were put into circulation in Russia today.
The Central Bank head Elvira Nabiullina said those two cities as well as Moscow will be the first to receive the new banknotes which become legal tender as of October 12, 2017.
The 2,000-ruble banknote is bluish and it shows the bridge from the mainland to Russky Island on the front side and the space center of Vostochny on the back.
The 200-ruble note is predominantly green in color and features the historic monument to sunk ships in Sevastopol on the obverse and the ruins of the ancient Tauric Chersonese in the Crimea on the reverse.
According to the Central Bank, three million people from all over Russia took part in the campaign to choose images for the new banknotes.