The Russian ruble is the official currency of the Russian Federation. The official currency symbol; ₽ – р / коп – к. The ruble has been used in the Russian territories since the 14th century. The current Russian ruble was introduced in December 1991 and used at par with the Soviet ruble, which was replaced entirely in September 1993. In 1991, the State Bank introduced notes in denominations of 200, 500, and 1000 rubles, followed by a Russian Federation named notes of 5000 and 1000 rubles in 1992, 50,000 rubles in 1993, 10,000 and 500,000 rubles in 1995. In 1998, the Government redenominated the Russian and introduced new banknotes of 5 ₽, 10 ₽, 50 ₽, 100 ₽, and 500 ₽, followed by the 1,000 ₽ in 2001, 5,000 ₽ in 2006, 200 ₽ and 2,000 ₽ in 2017.
The 100 Russian rubles commemorative note front design illustrates the Monument to the Sunken Ships in Sevastopol Bay, followed by a sketch of Monument to the heroes of the Second Siege of Sevastopol and the St. Vladimir Cathedral, a background with a fragment of a painting The Russian Squadron on the Sebastopol Roads by Ivan Aivazovsky (Russian Romantic painter, 1817 – 1900), and a depiction of the Memorial to the Heroic Defense of Sevastopol in 1941-1942, located in the Nakhimov square. The design is completed with ornamental patterns. The reverse of the note features an illustration of the Swallow’s Nest castle, followed by a sketch of the Yevpatoria RT-70 radio telescope and a green stripe containing a QR code and an outline of the Big Khan Mosque in Bakhchisaray and grape branches. The background of the design presents the Sail cliff and Au-Dag Mountain. The lettering of the note is presented in the Russian language. This note is part of the 2015 commemorative series ‘’Crimea’s Reunification with Russia’’. Its color is brown and green.
Text: 100, БИЛЕТ БАНКА РОССИИ, ПОДДЕЛКА БИЛЕТОВ БАНКА РОССИИ ПРЕСЛЕДУЕТСЯ ПО ЗАКОНУ, СТО РУБЛЕЙ, 2014, 100, СТО РУБЛЕЙ.