Online voting for characters for new banknotes won the Sevastopol and Kazan, but the results are not final
At noon on October 7 ended with the final voting on the website “Your-Russia.of the Russian Federation” on the choice of symbols for Russia’s new banknotes of 200 and 2000 rubles. Most votes gained Sevastopol (more than 428 thousand) and Kazan (421,7 million). Located next to the far East (415,9 million), Sochi (414,2 million) and Volgograd (413,6 million).
The final stage of voting will take place on 7 October at 19:00 on air of TV channel “Russia 1″. Votes of viewers will be added to the indicators of the online vote, after which two will be named the winner, whose symbols adorn the new banknotes, which is scheduled to release in 2017. On what bills they represent, decide the Board of Directors of the Bank of Russia.
In the top ten finalists of this competition, in which residents gave the highest number of votes in the second stage of selection consisted of:
Vladimir Golden gate and the assumption Cathedral;
Volgograd, the sculpture “the Motherland calls!” and Mamayev Kurgan;
Far East: the cosmodrome “East” and the bridge on island Russian;
Irkutsk: lake Baikal and babr (the mythical beast depicted on the emblem of this city and Irkutsk region. – Approx. NEWSru.com);
Kazan: the Kazan Kremlin and Kazan (Volga region) Federal University;
Nizhny Novgorod: the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and Nizhny Novgorod trade fair;
Petrozavodsk: Museum-reserve “Kizhi”;
Sevastopol monument to the scuttled ships and Chersonesos;
Sergiev Posad: Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra;
Sochi: the Olympic stadium “Fisht” and the resort “Rosa Khutor”.
According to the results of online voting and in the course of the open day , the Central Bank of the Russian Federation in the top five were: Sevastopol, Kazan, far East, Sochi and Volgograd. It is noteworthy that at the open day organized on October 1 in 84 cities, defeated the Volgograd and Irkutsk, for them is Kazan, Sevastopol and the far East.
However, the final stage of voting was marked by wrapping counters in Tatarstan and Sochi, where the government organized mass forced voting, schoolchildren and state employees for the relevant characters that are not left without attention of the Central Bank and Prosecutor’s office.
In this regard, it is worth Recalling that at the first stage of the competition active in the campaign of agitation of residents of the Republic launched the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, who called Ivan a “symbol of the new Russia”, but in the end this city is among the finalists not included.