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The obverse of the coin at the top the emblem of the USSR of the sample of 1956 (15 bands of tape around the number of the Union republics, the lower coil larger than the other). Under the emblem of a large letter "СССР" yet below is the value: a large figure "3" under it the word "РУБЛЯ" At the very bottom near Kant is the year of issue "1991". In the bottom left, under the horizontal line in the two lines marked metal, fineness and weight of pure silver - "Ag 900 to 31.1" on the right side under the same trait located at the same level, is a mark of the Leningrad mint (stylized letters "ЛМД".
On the reverse in the center the relief image of a ballerina on a background of the building of the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow, her right leg is the flower. Upstairs along the rim, a semicircular inscription: "500-ЛЕТИЕ ЕДИНОГО РУССКОГО ГОСУДАРСТВА" down more finely along the rim "БОЛЬШОЙ ТЕАТР • 1825Г."
On the front and back parts of the coin along the circumference has a raised rim.
Date of issue: 3 September 1991.
The Bolshoi theatre in Moscow - the largest theatre in Russia and one of the most significant in the world. Located near the red square in a stately building, built in 1825 in the classical style. Was rebuilt several times and restored after the devastation. From 2005 to 2012 and was reconstructed, which was left only three load-bearing walls, the rest rebuilt on new foundations. The theater building is depicted on the modern hundred-ruble bill.