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        Bank of Russia Banknotes of 1997 Issue

5-ruble banknote
10-ruble banknote
50-ruble banknote
100-ruble banknote
500-ruble banknote
1000-ruble banknote
        Bank of Russia Banknotes of 1997 Issue (modified of 2004)

10-ruble banknote (modified of 2004)
50-ruble banknote (modified of 2004)
100-ruble banknote (modified of 2004)
500-ruble banknote (modified of 2004)
1000-ruble banknote (modified of 2004)

5-Ruble Banknote

100-Ruble Banknote

    The 100-Ruble banknote is designed on the basis of the Bank of Russia 100,000-Ruble banknote of the 1995 issue. It is a 150 mm by 65 mm piece of pink-coloured paper, containing violet, red and light-green fibres. The predominant colour of the banknote is brown-green. The paper has local watermarks in the left-hand and right-hand coupon fields. In the wide coupon field is the building of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and in the narrow coupon filed is the figure 100. A vertical security thread, which becomes visible when the note is held to the light, carries the recurrent, direct and reverse motto "", printed in black.

    In the upper part of the obverse side of the banknote is the Bank of Russia logo and the figure 100, printed with a brown paint, and the embossed inscription "" (Bank of Russia Note). In the centre is an engraved sculptural group (quadriga) on the portico of the Bolshoi Theatre building in Moscow. Below is the figure 100, printed with a silvery paint, the inscription "Counterfeiting Bank of Russia Notes Is an Indictable Crime", embossed signs for people with poor sight, a stylised ribbon and the denomination in words "" (One Hundred Rubles). The ribbon contains the Cyrillic letters PP, which become visible when the note is scrutinised under the oblique incident light (kipp-effect). In the lower part of the right-hand coupon field is an ornamental grey-coloured rosette with the light-coloured figure 100 to the left and to the right and another figure 100, printed with a dark-orange paint, in the centre. In the left part of the note is a vertical multi-coloured ornamental band. In the centre of the narrow left-hand coupon field are the code and serial number of the banknote, printed in a red-brown colour, and in the upper part of the wide right-hand coupon field are the code and serial number, printed in dark-green. The code consists of two letters and the serial number is composed of seven digits.

    In the upper left-hand and right-hand corners of the reverse side of the banknote are the figures 100 in patterned rosettes and between them are microprinted red-brown horizontal lines made of the figure 100. In the centre is an engraved picture of the Bolshoi Theatre building in Moscow. Under the engraving is a decorative shield bearing the inscription "Moskva", five red-brown double horizontal lines with the recurrent light-coloured microprinted motto "" and a large red-brown figure 100. Underneath to the left is the denomination in words "" (One Hundred Rubles) and to the right is the issue year 1997, printed in green. On the right in the central part is a vertical ornamental band, containing rhombs, whose untinged triangular elements are filled with light blue colour when the note is held to the light.