on the mirror field of the disk - a relief image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation, above it along the edging - an inscription in a semicircle: "RUSSIAN FEDERATION", framed by double diamonds on both sides, below the emblem: on the left - designations of precious metal and alloy sample, on the right - the content of chemically pure metal and trademark of the mint, in the center in three lines below - inscription: "BANK OF RUSSIA", coin denomination: "3 RUBLES", year of issue: "2020".
on the mirror field of the disk - relief images of the coat of arms of the Republic of Karelia, figures of the traditional performer of epic songs - rune singer, natural landscape, hare and a pair of ducks flying above the water surface; in the background - a stylized image of the buildings of the capital of Karelia - Petrozavodsk; lower right - an element of national ornament; bottom left along the edging - the inscription: "REPUBLIC OF KARELIA", on the right in two lines - the inscription: "100 YEARS".
The territory of Karelia began to be inhabited in 7–6 millennia BC. With the emergence in the 9th century of the Old Russian state - Kievan Rus, the territory of Karelia fell into its sphere of influence. After the collapse of Kievan Rus in the XII century, Karelia became part of the Novgorod feudal republic. In 1478, Karelia, along with other lands of Veliky Novgorod, was annexed to the Russian state. In the XVIII century, a significant part of Karelia was part of St. Petersburg, then the Novgorod province, and since 1784, the newly formed Olonets province with its center in the city of Petrozavodsk. The rest of the territory was part of the Vyborg and Arkhangelsk provinces. On June 8, 1920, the All-Russian Central Executive Committee adopted a decree on the formation of the Karelian labor commune from the Karelian regions of the Arkhangelsk and Olonets provinces of the autonomous region. On July 25, 1923, the Karelian Labor Commune was transformed by the decree of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee into the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. On November 13, 1991, the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was renamed the Republic of Karelia. Today Karelia, having a favorable geopolitical position, unique landscape-natural and rich recreational resources, centuries-old cultural and historical heritage, occupies a special place in the tourist market. On the territory of Karelia there are thousands of unique historical and cultural monuments, natural monuments, historical places of global and national importance. These include the Kizhi architectural ensemble, Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery, Karelian petroglyphs (White Sea and Onega), rune singing villages in which the runes of the Kalevala epic were born, Sami stone labyrinths and seids. More than a million hectares of land, or 5.6% of the republic’s total area, are specially protected natural areas: the Paanayarvi, Vodlozersky, Kalevala National Parks, Valaam Archipelago Nature Park, Kivach and Kostomuksha Reserves . In the rating of preferences of Russian tourists, the Republic of Karelia takes the first place in terms of active types of tourism.
Artists: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Nnidine (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.V. Nnidine (reverse).