on the mirror field of the disc - a relief image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation, above it along the edge - an inscription in a semicircle: "RUSSIAN FEDERATION", framed on both sides by double rhombuses, below the emblem: on the left - designations of precious metal and alloy samples, on the right - the content of chemically pure metal and the mint trademark, at the bottom in the center in three lines - the inscription: "BANK OF RUSSIA", coin denomination: "2 RUBLES", year of issue: "2020".
on the mirror field of the disk - a relief image of the portrait of A.A. Feta against the background of stylized poetic lines; on the right - relief images of a feather and a singing nightingale, an inscription in two lines: "ATHANASY FET" and the years of the poet's life: "1820" and "1892".
Afanasy Afanasyevich Fet (1820-1892) - Russian poet, translator, memoirist, corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1886). Fet received a home education, but most of all he absorbed knowledge from the surrounding nature, the peasant way of life and rural life. Having entered the Faculty of History and Philology of Moscow University, he began to write poetry. Professor M.P. Pogodin showed them to the writer Nikolai Gogol and soon conveyed the opinion of the famous classic: "Gogol said this is an undoubted talent." In 1840, the first collection of Fet's poems, The Lyrical Pantheon, was published. It includes ballads and elegies, idylls and epitaphs. The collection was liked by critics Vissarion Belinsky, Pyotr Kudryavtsev and poet Yevgeny Baratynsky. A year later, Feta's poems were regularly published by Pogodin's journal Moskvityanin, and later by the journal Otechestvennye zapiski. In 1850, Fet published a second collection of poems, which was praised in the pages of major Russian magazines. Soon the poetry of Feta began to publish "Sovremennik". In 1856, the “Poems of A.A. Feta ". Encouraged by his success, Fet began to write entire poems, stories in verse, fiction, as well as travel essays and critical articles. In addition, he translated the works of Heinrich Heine, Johann Goethe, André Chenier, Adam Mickiewicz and other poets. In 1863, the poet published another book - a two-volume edition of his poems. Some critics greeted the book with joy, noting the "wonderful lyrical talent" of the writer, others attacked him with harsh articles and parodies. After a 20-year hiatus, in 1883 a new poetic book was published - "Evening Lights". By this time, Fet had come to terms with the fact that his works were "for the few." In the last years of his life, Fet received public recognition. In 1884, for translating the works of Horace, he became the first laureate of the full Pushkin Prize of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. Two years later, the poet was elected a corresponding member. In 1888, Athanasius Fet was personally introduced to Emperor Alexander III and awarded the court rank of chamberlain.
Artists: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.V. Baklanov, People's Artist of Russia (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).