in the center - the emblem of the Bank of Russia (a two-headed eagle with wings down, beneath it there is an inscription in a semicircle "BANK OF RUSSIA"), framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: "THREE RUBLE", below: to the left - the designations of precious metal and alloy samples , in the center - the date of issue of "2007", to the right - the content of chemically pure metal and the mint trade mark.
in the foreground is a sculptural composition depicting the goddess Minerva, the patroness of arts and crafts, decorating the dome of the Academy building, to the right - an inscription in two lines: "BASIS in 1757", in the background - the main building of the Academy of Arts; at the top along the rim - the inscription: "RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS".
The Academy of Arts - the highest institution in the field of plastic arts - was established by the decree of the Senate on November 6, 1757. In the XVIII-early. XIX centuries. played an outstanding role in the education of Russian national art personnel, became the center of Russia's artistic life. Thanks to I.E. Repin, AI Kuindzhi, P.P. Chistyakov and other artists-teachers remained important as a school of high professional skills. In 1992 it was transformed into the Russian Academy of Arts.