Corporate style

Logo diameter
  • 10 mm and over
  • up to 10 mm
  • Special
Background
Type
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
Language
  • Russian
  • English

Usage rules

1. Logo versions vary depending on its size and details

  • D10
    Standard version. Used for logo of 10 mm in diameter.

    10+ mm
  • D7
    Small-sized version. Used for logo of 7 to 10 mm in diameter.

    10mm
  • D100
    Special version. This version is used in exceptional cases, large formats, and international events.

    by agreement

2. Logo has protected areas

A protected area is a space around the logo which should not contain any layout elements. This rule is also used for logo placed on a tinted area or on the edge of a format.

Recommended areas
Minimum required areas

3. Main colours

The corporate style colours are a combination of bright basic colours and neutral grey. Each of the three basic colours has lighter shades used in infographics and gradients. In most cases, the text is black (printed matter, printed and electronic multipage publications). Additional dark grey-coloured text is used for representative printed matter (business cards, diplomas, advertisements).

Corporate style rules shall be complied with at all times. No modification, distortion or independent compilation of the Bank of Russia logo is allowed

Basic colour range
Light colour range
Базовая и светлая гамма
PANTONE
640 С
CMYK
100 15 0 20
RGB
0 136 187
HEX
#0088BB
PANTONE
306 С
CMYK
75 0 5 0
RGB
0 187 238
HEX
#00BBEE
PANTONE
Cool gray 9 C
CMYK
0 0 0 65
RGB
116 119 123
HEX
#74777B
PANTONE
185 С
CMYK
0 100 85 0
RGB
238 17 51
HEX
#EE1133
PANTONE
178 С
CMYK
0 75 60 0
RGB
255 90 90
HEX
#FF5A5A
PANTONE
1375 С
CMYK
0 40 100 0
RGB
255 187 68
HEX
#FFBB44
PANTONE
1345 С
CMYK
0 17 55 0
RGB
255 204 136
HEX
#FFCC88
Text colour
PANTONE
Black С
CMYK
0 0 0 100
RGB
0 0 0
HEX
#000000
PANTONE
Cool Gray 11 С
CMYK
0 0 0 80
RGB
85 85 85
HEX
#555555

4. Gradients

Corporate gradients are created from basic colours (blue, red, and yellow) and their light shades.

PANTONE
Cool gray 9 C
CMYK
0 0 0 65
RGB
116 119 123
HEX
#74777B
CMYK
100 15 0 20
RGB
0 136 187
CMYK
75 0 5 0
RGB
0 187 238
CMYK
0 100 85 0
RGB
238 17 51
CMYK
0 75 60 0
RGB
255 90 90
CMYK
0 40 100 0
RGB
255 187 68
CMYK
0 17 55 0
RGB
255 204 136
Gradient direction

5. Logo on photos

According to photo style, the logo is always placed in the upper part of an image, in the sky area. The logo should be placed on a clear, but not so light area. When selecting images one should ensure clear areas available, including through retouching (for example, using the gradient filter for toning the sky or removing high contrast clouds and other background elements).

History of logo

since 2019

Bank of Russia logo

To improve legibility and preclude ambiguity, the sign and the rules of its usage together with the name have been updated in the new Bank of Russia logo. Now the sign and the name cannot stand separately.

from 2015 to 2019

Bank of Russia sign

Since 2015, the Bank of Russia has been using an updated logo created as part of the project aimed at establishing and developing the Bank of Russia corporate style. Different logo arrangements have been designed depending on the context and usage environment.

since 1992

Bank of Russia emblem

Bank of Russia notes and coins feature its official emblem: the image of a two-headed eagle and a semicircular inscription ‘BANK OF RUSSIA’. In 1992, when no national symbols of the Russian Federation were yet adopted, this emblem was placed on the obverse side of new coins approved by Resolution of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation No. 3352-1, dated 17 July 1992, ‘On the Issuance of New Coins’. Starting from 1995, this emblem has been placed on Bank of Russia notes as well.

In 2001, the Bank of Russia emblem was put on the State Heraldic Register of the Russian Federation under No. 687 in accordance with the established procedure.

The eagle image on the Bank of Russia emblem is slightly different from the one made in 1917 by Ivan Bilibin for the state symbol of the Russian Provisional Government.

The Bank of Russia’s usage of its own emblem to decorate its notes and coins does not violate any Russian laws. Article 7 of Federal Constitutional Law No. 2-FKZ, dated 25 December 2000, ‘On the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation’, stipulates that the Russian national coat of arms may be placed on notes and coins, therefore such placement is not obligatory.

Starting from 2016, the national coat of arms of the Russian Federation has been placed on the obverse side of coins instead of the Bank of Russia emblem. The Russian national coat of arms is placed on the front side of 200- and 2,000-ruble notes and on the commemorative note dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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On 11 December 2013, the Bank of Russia approved the graphic symbol of the ruble in the form of a capital cyrillic letter ‘Р’ with a horizontal line in the lower part.

Earlier, this symbol was supported by over 61% of participants in the public discussion conducted from 5 November to 5 December 2013 on the Bank of Russia website.

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