The TV channel “Russia 1″ on Friday evening was summed up a vote to select symbols for Russia’s new banknotes of 200 and 2000 rubles. The winners were announced Sevastopol and the far East. The new banknotes will appear in circulation in 2017.

The design of the new banknotes will be determined by the Bank of Russia. The Board of Directors will decide which of the two cities is depicted on the banknote 200 rubles, and which the bill in 2000 rubles.

The head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina, commenting on the results, said that it is still not known which of the selected regions will be taken to the banknote 200 rubles, and which for 2000 rubles. However, she noted that “the whole country remembers” the song of the group “Mumiy Troll” “Vladivostok 2000″.

After a period of online voting, which was won by Sevastopol and Kazan from 19:00 to 20:00 Moscow time on air of TV channel “Russia-1″ has passed a final vote by SMS and telephone. These results were eventually aggregated.

At noon on October 7 ended with the final voting on the website “Your-Russia.of the Russian Federation”. 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).

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.;
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.

Sevastopol and the far East will be depicted on the new denominations of 200 and 2,000 rubles 08.10.2016

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