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 200 Russian rubles note front design illustrates the Monument to the Sunken Ships by Estonian sculptor Amandus Heinrich Adamson (1855 – 1929), which is located in Sevastopol Bay. The design is completed with some seagulls flying around the monument and the Bank of Russia logo in the upper-right corner. The reverse of the note illustrates the State Museum-Preserve of Tauric Chersonese, located in Chersonesus, an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago, followed by a sketch of the map of Sevastopol and a grape branches drawing. The lettering of the note is presented in the Russian language. This note is part of the 2017 series, and its color is green and multicolor.
Text: 200, БИЛЕТ БАНКА РОССИИ, БАНЕ РОССИИ, ПОДДЕЛКА, БИЛЕТОВ, БАНКА РОССИИ ПРЕСЛЕДУЕТСЯ, ПО АКОНУ, ДВЕСТИ РУБЛЕЙ, СЕВАСТОПОЛЬ, 2017.