Russia to issue a Crimean commemorative banknote?

Recently I wrote a post about the Crimea, the Ukranian peninsula which has been annexed by Russia. In the past the Crimea had its own banknotes but since the decision has been made to adopt the ruble as its second official currency, that doesn’t seem to be needed anymore. But now it seems that they will get a Crimean banknote after all, only issued this time… by Russia!

According to an article (google translate) in Pravda, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation may issue a 100 ruble banknote commemorating the Crimea by the end of 2014. I wonder how that move will be perceived by the Ukraine? 

Update 10 December 2014: the press service of the Central Bank has confirmed that a commemorative 100 ruble note dedicated to the Crimea will be issued in 2015.

Update 13 November 2015: first Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia Georgy Luntovsky has announced that the new note wille be issued in December 2015. It will have 'unusual colors' and 20 million pieces will be printed. The new banknote will show symbols from Crimea and Sevastopol but the denomination hasn't been announced yet.

Steven Friday 04 July 2014 at 10:24 am | | news
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