The Ugreshsky-Saint Nicholas Monastery
Series: Architectural Monuments of Russia

Coin

V. M. Yerokhin
Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Moscow Mint, Russia
2000
Silver 900/1000, 3 rubles
1 1/2 inches
Saint Nicholas with a fragement of the monastery wall on the right, the Transfiguration Cathedral and Bell Tower in the background

The icon of St. Nicholas appeared in 1380 to the leader of the struggle of Russian troops against the Tartar-Mongolians, Dmitriy Donskoy, Grand Duke of Moscow and Vladimir, to signal success in the Kulikovo Plain battle. The monastery was built where the icon miraculously appeared (15 kilometers from Moscow).

Reverse, emblem of the Bank of Russia