on the mirror field of the disk — a relief image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation, above it along the edge-the inscription in a semicircle: "RUSSIAN FEDERATION", framed on both sides by double diamonds, below the coat of arms: on the left-the designation of precious metal and alloy samples, on the right-the content of chemically pure metal and the trademark of the mint, at the bottom in the center in three lines-the inscription: "BANK OF RUSSIA", coin denomination: "3 RUBLES", year of issue: "2021".
on the mirror field of the disk is a relief image of Prince Alexander Nevsky in armor riding on a horse under a waving banner against the background of images: on the left — an Orthodox church, on the right-an armed army; at the bottom along the edge-the inscription: "ALEXANDER NEVSKY»
Lexander Nevsky (1221-1263)-a general who defeated the Crusader knights in April 1242 on the ice of Lake Peipus, and a subtle diplomat who skillfully defended the interests of the Fatherland before the Golden Horde khan.
In 1240, the Swedes landed at the mouth of the Neva River to march on Novgorod, and the knights of the Livonian Order besieged Pskov. Without waiting for the activity of the Swedes, Alexander with a small squad of Novgorodians and Ladozhans advanced to the Neva and, catching the Swedes by surprise, inflicted a crushing defeat on them. And on April 5, 1242, on Lake Peipsi, the Novgorodians and Suzdalians completely defeated the army of the Livonian Order, thereby destroying the possibility of further advancement of their western neighbors to the East.
The famous feat of the Grand Duke was immortalized in Pskov in the form of a monument in 1993. The thirty-meter-high sculpture made of bronze and granite weighing more than one and a half hundred tons embodies the unity and valor of the people in the fight against the enemies, the unity and indivisibility of the Russian land, which defended its independence from the Catholic West.
Alexander Nevsky, who established relations with the Golden Horde, was far-sighted: this step allowed his descendants to gather forces and create a powerful Russian centralized state.
Artists: E. V. Kramskaya (obverse), O. G. Shepel (reverse).
Sculptors: A. A. Dolgopolova (obverse), O. G. Shepel (reverse).
Minting: St. Petersburg Mint (SPMD).
Edge design: 300 riffles.