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100 Rubles 2018, Russia

in Krause book Number: 280
Years of issue: 22.05.2018
Edition: 20000000
Signatures: no signature
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 22.05.2018
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 150 х 65
Printer: Гознак, Краснокамская бумажная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Краснокамск, Пермский край

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100 Rubles 2018




Lev Yashin in the jump for the ball (similar to the image on the banknote).


100 Rubles 2018

The banknote celebrates the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.

The design of the note is vertically oriented.

The coat of arms of the Russian Federation is located in the top left corner of the front of the note.

The bottom right corner of the front of the note bears a QR-code, which contains a link to the page of the Bank of Russia website with the description of the note’s security features.

Lev Yashin

Lev Yashin in a ball jump at a match in Moscow, May 27, 1971.

Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Russian: Лев Ива́нович Я́шин, 22 October 1929 – 20 March 1990), nicknamed the "Black Spider" or the "Black Panther", was a Soviet professional footballer, considered by many as the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the sport. He was known for his athleticism, positioning, stature, bravery, imposing presence in goal, and acrobatic reflex saves. He was also deputy chairman of the Football Federation of the Soviet Union.

Yashin earned status for revolutionising the goalkeeping position by imposing his authority on the entire defence. A vocal presence in goal, he shouted orders at his defenders, came off his line to intercept crosses and also ran out to meet onrushing attackers, done at a time when goalkeepers spent the 90 minutes standing in the goal waiting to be called into action. His performances made an indelible impression on a global audience at the 1958 World Cup, the first to be broadcast internationally. He dressed head to toe in apparent black (in truth very dark blue), thus earning his nickname the "Black Spider", which enhanced his popularity.

Yashin appeared in four World Cups from 1958 to 1970, and in 2002 was chosen on the FIFA Dream Team of the history of World Cups. In 1994, he was chosen for the FIFA World Cup All-Time Team, and in 1998 was chosen as a member of the World Team of the XX Century. According to FIFA, Yashin saved over 150 penalty kicks in professional football – more than any other goalkeeper. He also kept over 270 clean sheets in his career, winning a gold medal at the 1956 Olympic football tournament, and the 1960 European Championships. In 1963, Yashin received the Ballon d'Or, the only goalkeeper ever to receive the award. He was voted the best goalkeeper of the 20th century by the IFFHS.

May 27, 1971. Moscow. The main sports arena of the USSR - "Luzhniki". At the stadium, the apple has nowhere to fall. How could it be otherwise - today the last 813 match of the great football player Lev Yashin is being played. On the field will converge the team stars “Dynamo” against the rest of the world team. On the green lawn of the Luzhniki stadium, Moscow, Kiev, and Dinamo Tbilisi are playing against Bobby Charlton, English football sage, German goalkeeper Gerd Muller, Eusebio of Portugal and many other legends of world football. All of them responded to the invitation of Lev Yashin, and only Pele could not come, although he sent a telegram with apologies.

The match is judged by a reputable team of arbitrators. Linemen Carlo Kruashvili and Pavel Kazakov. The main referee of the match, one of the best referees in the world, the owner of the “Golden Whistle” awarded by the Queen of Great Britain, is our Tofig Bahramov. The match began on his whistle ...

Lev Ivanovich Yashin. Great goalkeeper. The whole era of Soviet and world football. I was lucky to see the game of this unique guard of the gate live. In the history of world football three goalkeepers are recognized as the greatest of the great ones. The Spaniard Zamora and Czech Planichka played before Yashin.

After the Soviet goalkeeper, there were many outstanding goalkeepers in the football world. However, Lev Yashin is unconditionally recognized as the best of the best goalkeepers in the entire history of world football. And it is deserved.

Yashin was born on October 22, 1929. Protecting the gates of the yard teams, since childhood Leva dreamed of playing in the team of masters. After serving in the army, he played for the Moscow Dynamo club youth team, and then for the main team.

He had excellent physique, amazing coordination of movements and lightning reaction. Yashin knew how to predict how the attack would develop and chose the most advantageous position for the goalkeeper. The great goalkeeper was in many ways the first and introduced innovations into the game of the goalkeeper.

He rationalized goalkeeper equipment, the first began to go far beyond the goalkeeper, but also the penalty area. Yashin was the first in the world to lead the actions of the protective redoubts of his team. He was also the first goalkeeper to launch his team’s attack with a powerful ball throw. Everything that is now the norm for the game of goalkeepers was introduced to football by Lev Ivanovich Yashin.

He was the unquestioned authority in the football world. He was infinitely respected by the “king of football” Pele, and it was only because of the Santos commercial tour that the great Brazilian could not take part in the farewell match of the “Black Cat” (this is how they called Yashin for his mobility and acrobatic jumps).

Lev Yashin is the first and so far the only goalkeeper - the owner of the “Golden Ball” (the annual prize for the best footballer in Europe), which was awarded in 1963. In addition to all this, Yashin is the Olympic champion of 1956 in Melbourne, European champion of 1960, semi-finalist of the World Championship of 1966 in England, five-time champion of the USSR, honored master of sports of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labor.

Lev Yashin was the main goalkeeper of the USSR national team at the World Championships in England, when he was already 38 years old. At the World Cup in Mexico in 1970, Yashin drove, but only the third goalkeeper. The first were Anzor Kavazashvili and Yuri Pshenichnikov. Having played 14 seasons in a row for the main team of the country, after 1970 Yashin finish his career as a football player.

May 27, 1971. Moscow, Luzhniki. The farewell match of the great goalkeeper. The first time the gates “Dynamo” defended himself Lev Yashin. Dinamo for the first half of the match sent two balls into the goal of world stars, who defended the famous goalkeeper, a Uruguayan of Polish origin Mazurkevich.

I watched this match, like millions of other football fans on TV. I will say with all frankness: the stars belonged to the gates that Yashin defended, with great respect and tried not to disturb him. But after Yashin gave up his place in the Pilguy gate in the second half, the stars quickly scored two goals and the match ended in a draw.

At the end of his last match, Yashin delivered a speech. The great goalkeeper didn’t have an oratorical ability, but the confused performance of a national hero touched football fans to the depths of the soul.

“Thank you, people,” said Yashin, thanks to football fans for the support they have provided for his entire goalkeeper career.

Since that day in May 1971, 46 years have passed. It has been 27 years since the inimitable Lev Yashin passed away - a whole epoch in the development of goalkeeper art. On the Alley of Sports Glory in the Luzhniki Stadium, a monument was erected to him - as the greatest football player of our time. ( .rus)


In the background is the Luzhniki Stadium, where the last match was held with Lev Yashin.

Luzhniki Stadium (Russian: стадион "Лужники") is the national stadium of Russia, located in its capital city, Moscow. Its total seating capacity of 81,000 makes it the largest football stadium in Russia and one of the largest stadiums in Europe. The stadium is a part of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, and is located in Khamovniki District of the Central Administrative Okrug of Moscow city. The name Luzhniki derives from the flood meadows in the bend of Moskva River where the stadium was built, translating roughly as "The Meadows".

Luzhniki was the main stadium of the 1980 Olympic Games, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as some of the competitions, including the final of the football tournament. A UEFA Category 4 stadium, Luzhniki hosted UEFA Cup Final in 1999 and UEFA Champions League Final in 2008. The stadium also hosted such events as 1973 Summer Universiade and 2013 World Championships in Athletics. It was named the main stadium of 2018 FIFA World Cup and hosted 7 matches of the tournament, including the opening match and the final.

In the past its field has been used as the home ground (at various times) for football games played by CSKA Moscow, Spartak Moscow and Torpedo Moscow, however, there are currently no clubs based at the stadium. Today it is mainly used as one of the home grounds of the Russian national football team. The stadium is used from time to time for various other sporting events and for concerts. It is also used to host Russian domestic cup finals.

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100 Rubles 2018

On the back side there is a flying soccer ball, symbolizing the globe, on which the map of Russia is highlighted. Listed below are the cities in which the 2018 World Cup matches took place.

In the background - the fans.

Denomination in numerals are repeated 2 times. In words are at the top.