New banknotes introduced by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation
On October,12 2017 Central Bank announced that new 200 and 2000 ruble banknotes will be put into circulation in December, 2017. Design of new banknotes was chosen through a popular vote. 200 ruble note features a view of Sevastopol with sunken ships on one side and Chersonesus on the other. After a popular song by a Russian band Mumiy Troll "Vladivostok 2000" Russky Bridge in Vladivostok is printed on one side of 2000 ruble note, the other side has a picture on Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur region. Banknotes' front side has a QR code wich leads to the Central bank webpage with actual information on note's design and anti-counterfeiting details.
New banknotes will be first launched in regiones, depicted on 200 and 2000 rouble notes, Crimea and Far East and in Moscow.