in 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, below in the center in three lines - the inscription: "BANK OF RUSSIA", coin denomination: "2 RUBLES", year of issue: "2021".
on the mirror field of the disk - a relief image of N.A. Nekrasov on a bench and a dog sitting next to him against the background of a landscape made using the laser matting technique; on the upper right along the edging - the inscription: “N.А. NEKRASOV ", on the right in two lines - the years of the poet's life:" 1821 "and" 1878 ".
Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov (1821-1878) - Russian poet, prose writer and publicist, classic of Russian literature. Known to modern readers as the "most peasant" poet in Russia: it was he who was one of the first to talk about the tragedy of serfdom and explored the spiritual world of the Russian peasantry. In 1840, Nekrasov released his first collection of poetry, Dreams and Sounds, which did not have much success with either readers or critics. Saddened by his first poetic experience, Nekrasov decided to try his hand at prose. He wrote his early stories and stories in a realistic manner: the basis of the plots was the events and phenomena, the participant or witness of which was the author himself. Later, Nekrasov turned to satirical genres. Since the mid-1840s, Nekrasov began to actively engage in publishing. With his participation, the almanac "Petersburg Collection" was published, in which Dostoevsky's novel "Poor People" was first published. At the end of 1846, Nekrasov became the editor of the Sovremennik magazine, who revealed the talent of such writers as Ivan Goncharov, Ivan Turgenev, Alexander Herzen, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin. Nekrasov himself was one of the regular authors of the magazine: his poems, prose, literary criticism, and journalistic articles were published on the pages of Sovremennik. In 1866, after the closure of Sovremennik, Nekrasov began publishing the journal Otechestvennye zapiski. At the same time, the poet worked on one of his most ambitious works - the peasant poem "Who Lives Well in Russia". According to the author's idea, the poem was to become a kind of epic, demonstrating the life of the Russian people from different points of view. At the same time, Nekrasov purposefully used to write it not "high calmness", but a simple spoken language, close to folk songs and legends, replete with vernacular expressions and sayings. Work on the poem took Nekrasov almost 14 years, but even during this period he did not have time to fully realize his plan: a serious illness prevented him. After the death of Nekrasov, several thousand people came to say goodbye to him. This was the first time that a Russian writer was given nationwide honors.
Artists: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse, reverse), F.S. Andronov (reverse).