The obverse of the coin in the upper part of the disc - the coat of arms of the USSR of the sample of 1956: the hammer and sickle on a globe, beneath the rising sun, at the top a five-pointed star; the sides of the ears of corn, tied with fifteen turns of the tape, the lower stage is much wider, symbolizes the RSFSR (the rest of the coils - the other republics). Under the arms the full width of the coin there is an inscription "СССР" below is the value: a large stylized number "1" under which a semicircle along the edge to the floor "РУБЛЬ" even below, in smaller numbers, the year of coinage - "1989".
The reverse of the coin depicts a relief portrait of M. Y. Lermontov in front, face to the left, underneath facsimile signature of the poet, on the right two lines indicate the years of life: "1814", "1841". On the left side along the rim in a semicircle from the bottom up is the inscription: "М.Ю.ЛЕРМОНТОВ"
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Date of issue: 11 October 1989
The Artists: A.V. Baklanov, A. A. Kolodkin.
Sculptor: N.. Noses.
Total circulation: 3 million pieces, of which 300 thousand coins collectible proof performance.
Lermontov Mikhail Yurievich (1814-1841) - an outstanding Russian poet and artist, author of famous works "a Hero of our time", "novice", "Borodino" and "death of a poet". Was inspired by the works of Pushkin, but the main emphasis is on the description of the military realities of his time. During his short life he managed to visit many cities of Russia, lived mostly in the Caucasus and in Saint Petersburg. He had a short temper, was twice involved in duels. During the second 27 years of age was killed.