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50 Rubels 2013, Belarus

in Krause book Number: 25b
Years of issue: 29.12.2010 - 01.07.2015
Edition: --
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 2000 Issue
Specimen of: 29.12.2010
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 150 x 69
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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50 Rubels 2013



WatermarkWatermark - The Kholm Gate (Холмская брама, Холмскiя вароты). Please read obverse description!


50 Rubels 2013

Брестская крепость Брестская крепостьХолмские ворота (Холмская брама, Холмскiя вароты).

The Kholm Gate was one of the 4 gates leading into the Citadel of the Russian Brest Fortress. Kholm "Холм" is the east Slavic version of the town name Chełm as the road starting at the gate was once leading to Chełm. Hence the name of the gate Kholm Gate. It was designed in a classic style in the early 19th century. It faces the southern branch of the Mukhavets River. The outside façade of the gate was originally decorated with fanciful little turrets and a medallion. They are still there - the little turrets and the medallion – but they were disfigured forever during the opening hours of the war in June 1941. All the red bricks in the Kholm Gate are scarred by bullets and shells and blackened by smoke. Today this gate is an icon of the Brest Fortress.

Under the image is placed an inscription "БРЭСЦКАЯ КРЭПАСЦЬ-ГЕРОЙ ХОЛМСКІЯ ВАРОТЫ". At the top pass the ornamental tape, in which is an inscription "БІЛЕТ НАЦЫЯНАЛЬНАГА БАНКА РЭСПУБЛІКІ БЕЛАРУСЬ". in the upper right part of the field posted abbreviation "НБРБ". Under the central image designated denomination "ПЯЦЬДЗЯСЯТ РУБЛЁЎ". On either side of the image of The Kholm gate are placed graphic elements of protection, and a digital designation of nominal value. In lower right part placed the year designation "2000", inside the vignettes.


50 Rubels 2013

Брестская крепость Брестская крепостьThe main entrance to Brest Fortress memorial.

The Main Entrance with a concrete rectangular block, featuring a five-pointed star, welcomes visitors to the memorial complex "Brest Hero-Fortress". A powerful blast seems to have torn this concrete monolith apart, making an opening in the shape of the star. The block is 44 meters long, 10 meters high, 35m wide. 700 cubic meters of concrete were consumed for its construction. The block rests on the old rampart of the fortress, spanning a passage below that is 18.5 meters wide. Red brick casemates in the shape of vaulted chambers can be seen underneath the ramparts. The passage walls are coated with polished dark granite which contrasts with red brickwork of the old casemates, creating a visual and emotional effect.

The elements of the star above are formed of concrete in situ. The raw béton brut surface of the monolith took on texture of timber formwork, adding some dramatic tension to the structure. This effect is enhanced by the played back radio program that starts with the tuning signal of the USSR national radio broadcaster, that was a musical phrase of the well-known song in the USSR, composed by Isaak Dunayevsky. Next the famous radio speaker Yuri Levitan is reading out the breaking news about the treacherous attack on the USSR by the armed forces of the Nazi Germany. The song «Arise, Great Country!», composed by the famous Soviet composer Alexander Aleksandrov and performed by the ensemble named after him, finishes the program. It is interrupted by the noise of bombardment and shooting.

There is a plaque on the brick wall of the casemate. It quotes the text of the Decree of Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet in the Russian and Belorussian languages about awarding to the Brest fortress the honorary "Hero-Fortress".

The star-shaped passage of the entrance opens a view on the central part of the fortress.

The Main Entrance underwent major repairs and restoration in 2004-2005.

Brest Fortress (Belarusian: Брэсцкая крэпасць, Brestskaya krepasts' ; Russian: Брестская крепость, Brestskaya krepost'; Polish: Twierdza brzeska), formerly known as Brest-Litovsk Fortress, is a XIX-century Russian fortress in Brest, Belarus, the former Byelorussian SSR. Following the war, in 1965 the title Hero-Fortress was given to the Fortress to commemorate the defence of the frontier stronghold during the first weeks of the German-Soviet War, specifically the invasion on June 22, 1941 (Operation Barbarossa). The title Hero-Fortress corresponds to the title Hero City, that was awarded to an eventual total of twelve Soviet cities. Brest Fortress is situated at an height of 135 meters. (Брестская крепость - мемориальный комплекс .rus).

Under the image is an inscription "БРЭСЦКАЯ КРЭПАСЦЬ - ГЕРОЙ" "УВАХОД У МЕМАРЫЯЛ". Under this inscription is denomination by number 50. Specified words ПЯЦЬДЗЯСЯТ РУБЛЁЎ (denomination in words) are in upper left part of banknote. In the upper left corner of the inscription "ПАДРОБКА РАЗЛІКОВЫХ БІЛЕТАЎ НАЦЫЯНАЛЬНАГА БАНКА БЕЛАРУСІ ПРАСЛЕДУЕЦЦА ПА ЗАКОНУ."


In 2010 it was released a modified bill 50 rubles sample 2000. It was issued at December 29, 2010. The reason for the introduction of modifications banknotes was the fact that after the adoption of the new spelling of the Belorussian language, some service label on the bill began to contain spelling errors. In particular there was a spelling mistake in the designation of the nominal value. The word "пяцьдзесят" was replaced by the word "пяцьдзясят". Images, colors, size of the banknotes remained unchanged. In addition to changes in the writing of the denomination, has been removed protective polymer thread.

50 rubles series of 2000 were issued in 40 prefixes: Лз, Лк, Лл, Лм, Лн, Ло, Ка, Кб, Кв, Кг, Гк, Гл, Гм, Се, Сз, Ск, Да, Дб, Дв, Хк, Хл, Хм, Пс, Пт, Пх, Пч, Ба, Бб, Бв, Тх, Тч, Ть, Ва, Вб, Вв, Нб, Нв, Нг, Не, Нк. Series Ка, Кб, Кв, Кг - in 2001.

Series Гк, Гл, Гм - in 2003; Се, Сз, Ск - in 2005; Тх, Тч, Ть - in 2011; Кв, Кг, Кд, Ке, Кк - in 2007; Ба, Бб, Бв - in 2010; Вт, Вх, Вч - in 2011; Ва, Вб, Вв, Нб, Нв, Нг, Не, Нк - in 2013. ( .rus)