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Check of Vnesheconombank of the USSR for 1 Ruble, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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Years of issue: 1989
Edition: --
Signatures: Председатель Государственного банка СССР: Виктор Владимирович Геращенко (03.08.1989 - 26.12.1991), Председатель Комитета по управлению Внешэкономбанком: В. В. Люльчев
Serie: Exchange certificates
Specimen of: 1964
Material: Paper
Size (mm): 110 х 70
Printer: Goznak, Московская печатная фабрика - филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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Check of Vnesheconombank of the USSR for 1 Ruble

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Watermark:

WatermarkWord "СССР" (USSR) in frame.

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Check of Vnesheconombank of the USSR for 1 Ruble

Cut-off checks of the State Bank (Vneshtorgbank) of the USSR is a monetary obligation of the State Bank (Vneshtorgbank) of the USSR on the payment of the said amount in the check. Cheques are bound into the respective merits of checkbooks. Cutting checks intended for the settlement of certain categories of citizens for goods and services on the Soviet cruise ship voyages on international services.

"Transactions with reducing of Vneshtorgbank checks in rubles.

Section 1. General information:

190. Vneshtorgbank issued the following types of cut-off checks in rubles: checks series "D", Series "A" and checks with the contour of the ship (without series).

Cut-off checks of Vneshtorgbank is a monetary obligation of Vneshtorgbank to pay this amount, printed on the check.

Cheques are bound into the respective merits of checkbooks.

191. Cutting checks intended for payment of certain categories of citizens for goods and services or in specialized stores (checks series "D" and Series "A"), or on the Soviet cruise ship voyages on international lines (checks with the contour of the ship).

192. The State Bank institutions make operations with reducing checks of Vneshtorgbank rubles in the series "A" and a cut-off checks of Vneshtorgbank in rubles with an outline of the ship.

The order of the transactions with reducing checks Vneshtorgbank rubles Series "A" provided by instruction of Vneshtorgbank on January 27, 1972 № 6, sent out with a letter of the USSR State Bank Board, dated March 29, 1972 № 2053.

193. Operations on the sale of cut-off checks of Vneshtorgbank "D" Series are made only by Vneshtorgbank of the USSR and its branches.

From the instructions of the State Bank of the USSR from 27.04.1979 № 64."

Shota Rustaveli Shota Rustaveli Shota RustaveliOn the check is Soviet cruise ship "Shota Rustaveli".

Technical:

Overall length: 176.1 m.

Beam: 23.6 m.

Draft: 8 m.

Gross Tonnage: 20499 tons

Passengers: 750

Power: 2 Sulzer Diesels, 21000 HP.

Service Speed: 20.3 knots.

Renovations in 1989, 1991 and 1997.

M.S. Shota Rustaveli is the fourth vessel built by Mathias-Thesen-Werft of (East) Germany, in Wismar, in 1968, for the Soviet Union's Black Sea Shipping Company and named after the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli. In the so-called "Five Poets" series, consisting of the vessels given in the "Sister Ships" section above. These were the largest vessels specifically built for the Soviets and were primarily designed to operate worldwide in liner and cruise services to earn money for the Soviet Union. The secondary design criteria was for them to serve military purposes (troop carriers, etc), in the case the Soviet Union got into a war.

Shota RustaveliIn the absence of this second option, M.S. Shota Rustaveli served very succesfully in the Mediterranean/European cruising market, first in her black and then white livery, under the hammer and sickle of BLASCO until 1991, After the collapse of the Soviet Union, between 1991 and end of 1997, she continued cruising under the same name and Ukrainian flag, with limited success, mostly for Italian charterers. In late 1997, when BLASCO could no longer operate its ships because of financial problems, she was taken off active duty and laid up at Ilyichevsk, Ukraine. In June 2001, after about 3 years in layup, she got transferred to a Ukrainian company, called Marchvin, and renamed M.S. Assedo (Odessa, spelled backwards). Marchvin currently leases her to Metropolis-Tur of Moskva, Russia. Metropolis-Tur markets her only in Ukraine for Mediterranean and Western/Northern European cruises. Although with problems (mechanical, administrative), it is still great to see her sail in 2002. As of January 2002, she is offered for sale or charter directly from the present owners. In 2003 she was scrapped at Alang, India.

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Check of Vnesheconombank of the USSR for 1 Ruble

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