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Date of Issue
Catalogue number
Cities of Labour Valour
Date of Issue
Catalogue number
10 rubles
Brass plated steel
Total weight, g
5.63 (±0.15)
Diameter, mm
22.0 (+0.20) (–0.05)
Thickness, mm
2.20 (±0.20)
Mintage, pcs


in the centre the denomination of the coin ‘10 РУБЛЕЙ’ (10 RUBLES), inside the figure ‘0’ hidden pictures of the number ‘10’ and the inscription ‘РУБ’ (RUB), visible alternately when changing the angle of vision, on the left and on the right stylised images of laurel and oak branches respectively, along the rim at the top the inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), at the bottom the year of issue ‘2021’, to its right the mint trade mark.


in the foreground a relief image of the commemorative symbol of a hospital city, and in the background – an arch bridge over the Msta River; along the rim there are inscriptions: ‘БОРОВИЧИ’ (BOROVICHI) at the top and ‘ГОРОДА ТРУДОВОЙ ДОБЛЕСТИ’ (CITIES OF LABOUR VALOUR) on the band at the bottom.


Designer: A.A. Brynza.
Sculptor: A.N. Bessonov.
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД).
Edge: 6 sections with 5 corrugations and 6 sections with 7 corrugations alternated with 12 smooth sections.

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The city of Borovichi was assigned the honorary title of the Russian Federation City of Labour Valour for the significant contribution made by its citizens to the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945, which ensured uninterrupted output of military and non-military goods by industrial enterprises, and for mass labour heroism and selfless commitment shown by the city dwellers.

During the Great Patriotic War, the extremely hard work of Borovichi residents made an appreciable contribution to the Victory. Hundreds of local residents took care of wounded soldiers who were patients of the dozens of military hospitals located there. The city hosted orphanages and cultural institutions evacuated from other parts of the country.

Industrial enterprises worked hard for the needs of the front. They manufactured a broad range of products: mortars, mines, shells, equipment for field bakeries, etc.

The Krasny Keramik was one of the largest factories; it produced steel items for the front. During the Great Patriotic War, 79 residents of Borovichi working at this factory were awarded for their heroic labour.

For the successful implementation of the state plan for grain procurement and provision of food for the Red Army during the war, orders were awarded to a group of local communists, city leaders and heads of enterprises.

During the Great Patriotic War, the city of Borovichi and its residents made a tremendous contribution to strengthening the defence power of the country and to the victory of the USSR over the fascist invaders.

Sources: http://szfo.gov.ru; Executive Order of the RF President No. 444, dated 2 July 2020, ‘On Assigning the Honorary Title of the Russian Federation City of Labour Valour’.

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