About #271 - 500 rubles type 1997
Russia. Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank Rossii). 1997 Currency Reform (1 ruble = 1,000). 1997-2010 New ruble "Cities & Monuments" Issues. 500 rubles Type 1997. Date: 1997, 2001 and 2004. Dimensions: 150 x 65 mm. Watermark: Vertical 500 at left and Peter the Great at right. Material: Paper. 1-mm wide solid security thread with printed ЦБP 500. Printer: Goznak. Front and back: polychrome printing predominantly violet and blue. Description of the front: Statue of Peter I (the Great) by Mark Antokolski and the port of Arkhangelsk in background with sailing ship. OVI Bank seal at left. Series and numbering in red and black. Texts in Russian. No signature. Description of the back: View of the Monastery on Solovetsky Island in the White Sea. Texts in Russian.