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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.


a relief image of a fragment of the monument to the Urals Volunteer Tank Corps; along the rim there are inscriptions: ‘ЕКАТЕРИНБУРГ’ (YEKATERINBURG) 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 Yekaterinburg 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 war years, Sverdlovsk–Yekaterinburg became the major centre of the defence industry of the Soviet Union. Local plants produced T-34 and T-60 tanks, self-propelled artillery weapons, armoured hulls for various military vehicles, tank engines, turrets for the Klim Voroshilov heavy tank, anti-aircraft mounts and anti-tank guns, and the Katyusha rocket launchers. Light industry factories supplied the Red Army with soldier uniforms, footwear and food. For the selfless and hard labour during the war years, orders and medals were given to 12,900 residents of the city, and government awards were given to 26 industrial enterprises.

Moreover, Sverdlovsk was the only city, where the unique collection of the Hermitage Museum was kept during the war years. The Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts accepted 1.18 million items that had been delivered to the Urals by two trains. It was only after the war, in October 1945, when those exhibits returned to Leningrad. Less than two weeks after the collection was sent to the city on the Neva River, the Hermitage hold an exhibition. By doing so, the museum staff showed that not a single item had been lost. In 1947, the Hermitage gave over 200 survived exhibits to Sverdlovsk as a sign of gratitude for preserving the collection.

Sources: https://екатеринбург.рф; 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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