29 svibnja 2010

Commemoratice coins of Russia (Many thanks to Antony, Russia)

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You can see a whole list of commemorative coins of Russia at Wikipedia.


Galich (13th Century) - is a town in Kostroma Oblast, Russia, situated on the southern bank of Lake Galichskoye. It is also a minor railroad node of the Trans-Siberian railway. Population: 19,151 (2002 Census).

Kaluga (14th Century) - is a city in western Russia, located on the Oka River 188 km southwest of Moscow. It is the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast. Population: 334,751 (2002 Census).

Veliky Novgorod (9th Century) - is one of Russia's most historic cities and the administrative centre of Novgorod Oblast. It is situated on the M10 federal highway connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg. Translated from Russian, its name means roughly "The Great New City". The city lies along the Volkhov River just below its outflow from Lake Ilmen. Population: 216,856 (2002 Census).

Viborg (13th Century) - is a town in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, situated on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Bay of Vyborg, 130 kilometres to the northwest of St. Petersburg, 38 kilometres south from Russia's border with Finland, where the Saimaa Canal enters the Gulf of Finland. Population: 79,224 (2002 Census).


The Republic of Adygeya - is a federal subject of Russia (a republic) enclaved within Krasnodar Krai. Its size is 7,600 km² with a population of almost 450,000. Its capital is Maykop.

Republic of Komi - is situated to the west of the Ural mountains, in the north-east of the East European Plain. Forests cover over 70% of the territory and swamps cover approximately 15%.

The Jewish Autonomous Region - forms a federal subject of Russia (an autonomous oblast) situated in the Russian Far East, bordering Khabarovsk Krai and Amur Oblast of Russia and Heilongjiang province of China. Its administrative center is Birobidzhan.

Soviet authorities established the autonomous oblast in 1934. It was the result of Joseph Stalin's nationality policy, which allowed for the Jews of the Soviet Union to receive a territory in which to pursue Yiddish cultural heritage within a socialist framework. According to the 1939 population census, 17,695 Jews lived in the region (16% of the total population). The census of 1959, taken 6 years after Stalin's death, revealed that the Jewish population of the JAO declined to 14,269 persons. As of 2002, 2,327 Jews were living in the JAO (1.2% of the total population), while ethnic Russians made up 90% of the JAO population.

The Republic of Kalmykiya - is a federal subject (a republic) of the Russian Federation. The direct romanization of the republic's Russian name is Respublika Kalmykiya, and that of the Kalmyk name is Khal'mg Tangghch. It is the only state in Europe where the dominant religion is Buddhism. It has also become well-known as an international chess mecca, due to the fact that its President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, is the head of the International Chess Federation (FIDE).

The Kirovsk Region - is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Kirov.

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