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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 heroes of the front and the rear in honour of the combat and labour heroic deeds accomplished by people born in Ivanovo during the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945; along the rim there are inscriptions: ‘ИВАНОВО’ (IVANOVO) 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 Ivanovo 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, Ivanovo became the main national textile centre. During the war years, Ivanovo textile industry workers manufactured around 90% of the total output of fabric in the country. The Ivanovo factories produced cotton wool, bandage cloth, and fabric for military uniforms. Virtually every service shirt for soldiers was sewn from Ivanovo fabrics. Clothes makers produced large quantities of military uniforms and underwear, and also camouflage robes. Textile workers ensured the take-off of thousands of airplanes by producing canvas cloth used to cover their wings, provided entire armies with raincoats and clothing, whereas Ivanovo clothes makers manufactured a sufficient number of parachutes for airborne troops. Workers of the Ivanovo Melanzh Factory produced about 100 million meters of fabric for the front, which was enough to dress over 12 million soldiers of the Red Army.

Ivanovo mechanical engineering plants switched to the output of shell bodies, air bombs, mines, and grenades. Chemical workers began to produce explosives. The Ivanovo wood processing plant manufactured equipment for ski military units. A new auto repair plant was commissioned in Ivanovo. Thousands of trucks for the army and the national economy were repaired in the shops of that plant.

Enterprises of the city of Ivanovo received quite a number of awards for their outstanding contribution to the Victory.

Sources: https://ivgoradm.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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