The 100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Komi Republic
the mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2021 г.’ (2021).
the mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the prose epics warrior Pera standing near a young pine tree on the left, relief images of the building of the Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University and the labour glory monument of the Komi Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, and an image of the Manpupuner rock formations demolished by wind, on the right, the emblem of the Komi Republic at the top, and inscriptions: ‘100 ЛЕТ’ (100 YEARS) in two lines on the right, and ‘РЕСПУБЛИКА КОМИ’ (KOMI REPUBLIC) at the bottom along the rim framed by elements of the national ornament.
Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse).
Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
Edge: 300 corrugations.
In the Middle Ages, the Komi were chronicled as the people of Perm, and the territory of their homeland was Perm Vychegodskaya (the modern Komi Republic) and Perm Velikaya (the Perm Territory).
Starting from the 16th century, the boundaries of the Komi settlement were changed. The ethnic boundaries of the Komi in the east were formed in the 18th century, and those in the north – in the 19th century. Nowadays, the Komi live in the Komi Republic, the Perm Territory, the Kirov Region, the Nenets Autonomous Area of the Arkhangelsk Region, on the Kola Peninsula, in the Bolshezemelskaya Tundra, and in Western Siberia.
On 22 August 1921, the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of the RSFSR adopted the decree ‘On the Autonomous Region of Komi (Zyrian)’. In 1936, the Komi Region was transformed into the Komi Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. On 23 November 1990, the Komi Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was transformed into the Komi Soviet Socialist Republic, and in 1992, the Komi Republic was established. At present, it is a national state entity in the Russian Federation with about 130 nationalities and two state languages – Russian and Komi.
The main attractions of the Komi Republic are natural. There are 240 specially protected natural areas in the republic. Two of them are the Yugyd Va National Park and the Pechora-Ilych Nature Biosphere Reserve of federal significance. Under the general name Virgin Komi Forests, they became the first natural site in Russia recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Pechora-Ilyich Natural Biosphere Reserve is also famous for the weathering rock formations on the Manpupuner Plateau, one of the Seven Wonders of Russia.
Sources: https://tourism.rkomi.ru, https://tourism.gov.ru, https://rkomi.ru