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10 Rubles 2004, Russia

in Krause book Number: 268с
Years of issue: 16.08.2004
Edition: --
Signatures: no signature
Serie: Modification 2004
Specimen of: 16.08.2004
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 150 х 65
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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10 Rubles 2004




The Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel.


Denomination 10.


10 Rubles 2004

The bridge across the Yenisey river and a chapel in Krasnoyarsk.

chasovnja paraskeva pjatnicaThe Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel (Часовня Параскевы Пятницы) is a Russian Orthodox Chapel, situated on the top of Karaulnaya Mountain, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. It is dedicated Paraskevi of Iconium (Paraskeva Pyatnitsa).

Before the arrival of the Cossacks, a pagan temple of the Tatars was located in the current place of the chapel. The Cossacks placed on the top of the mountain a watchtower to notify citizens about hostile raids.

In 1805 a merchant named Novikov constructed a wooden chapel on that place out of gratitude for being saved from a whirlpool of rapids. Another version about the construction of the building states that the local inhabitants built the chapel due to the deliverance of their ancestors from their enemies. However this building became decrepit after some time.

In 1852 the bishop of Tomsky, Afanasy, gave permission to the city Duma for the building of a stone chapel. Between 1852 and 1855 it was built by architects Ya. Alfeev and Ya. Nabalov from the funds of the prominent owner of gold mines and patron of art, Pyotr Kuznetsov. In 1887 the Russian scientist and radio inventor Aleksander Popov observed the solar eclipse from the chapel. In memory of this in 1977, on the East front of the building a granite memorial plaque was placed.

The chapel was abandoned during the Soviet era. Between 1973 and 1975 the building was restored with the projects of A.S. Brusnikin.

The Communal BridgeCommunal Bridge - auto-pedestrian bridge across the river Yenisei, in Krasnoyarsk. Commissioned in November 15, 1961. Length of 2300 meters, width 23.4, height of 26 meters. Authors of the project Egorov P.A., Ivashov K.K. passes it through a special Holiday Island Dam (the length of the bridge with a dam 2,500 meters). Made of precast concrete. At the time of construction of the bridge Communal is the longest bridge in Asia. Builders were awarded the Lenin Prize for the development and use of technology, construction and closure of the arches of the bridge without breakaway supports will greatly reduce construction time and reduce the cost of it.

Denominations in numerals are in lower left corner and at the top (close to center). In words and in numeral in lower right corner.


10 Rubles 2004

GES KrasnojarskThe Krasnoyarsk Dam is a 124-meter (407 ft.) high concrete gravity dam located on the Yenisei River, about 30 kilometers (19 mi.) upstream from Krasnoyarsk, in Divnogorsk, Russia. It was constructed from 1956 to 1972 and supplies 6,000 MW of power, mostly used to supply the KrAZ (Krasnoyarsky Aluminievyy Zavod, Krasnoyarsk Aluminum Plant). Both power and aluminum plants are controlled by the RUSAL company.

Denominations in numerals are in top left and right corners and at lower right (close to center). In words and in numeral in lower left corner.


The 10-ruble banknote is printed on high-quality cotton paper of a light-yellow hue. The protective fibres of light-green, red and violet colours are chaotically embedded in the paper. The vertical security thread seen in the transmitted light is embedded in the paper. The banknote has local watermarks on the left and right coupon fields.

The modified banknote has the same dimensions and general design as the 10-ruble banknote of 1997. The banknote colour design has been changed insignificantly. On the front of the modified banknote in the lower part of the unprinted area to the left of the main image there is a text “МОДИФИКАЦИЯ 2004 Г” (2004 modification).

The modified banknotes have the following main differences:

the protective fibres of three types are embedded in the paper (red, light-green and two-coloured);

the metallic window thread is embedded in the paper. It comes out on the surface on the back of the banknote;

on the front of the banknote there is a field with latent coloured waves (MVC effect) moiré variable colour (MVC);

on the front the numeric value of denomination is printed in grey non-metallic ink;

images of the banknote under an ultra-violet and infra-red light have differences from the banknote of 1997.