About #251 - 10,000 Rubles type 1992
Russia. Government of the Russian Federation (Российская Федерация). 1992 Government Privatization Check. 10,000 rubles Type 1992. Date: 1992. Dimensions: Unknown. Watermark: None. Material: Paper. No security thread. Printer: MT Goznaka. Front and back: polychrome printing predominantly brown and yellow. Description of the front: View of the Parliament house in Moscow. Series and numbering in red. Texts in Russian. No signature. Description of the back: Texts in Russian. Redemption date: 31.12.1993. Although not really a banknote, this paper was easily negotiable. It was to provide funds to allow citizens to buy into a business ("Privatization"). Worth about USD 35 at the time of issue, inflation cut its real value virtually to zero. People who invested felt themselves cheated (Source: Banknote Museum).