Head of Goznak suggested changing the design of Russian banknotes

MOSCOW, September 6 (Itar-Tass) – RIA Novosti. It is time to make substantial changes in the design of Russian banknotes, says the head of Goznak, Arkady Trachuk. In his view, one of the first to change could be a five thousandth note.

“The concept of banknotes of the old model was developed in the mid-1990s, of course, after that they repeatedly underwent modernization, banknotes were added with new security elements, and in principle, from the point of view of security they are at a fairly good level. such banknotes are already somewhat outdated, and the design itself is also a protective feature, therefore, in our opinion, the time for making significant changes in the design has already come, “he said in an interview with RIA Novosti.“A banknote with a face value of 5000 rubles is one of the first, which may need modernization,” the head of Goznak added.

Trachuk did not comment on whether such plans exist. “We are planning, or are not planning, a matter for the Bank of Russia, in any case, we are working on such an opportunity, for this we have all the necessary resources and technologies… We continue work on security features, new solutions that can be used to modernize of the old denominations of banknotes, but the final word is here for the Bank of Russia.When he finds it necessary to take a decision on such an update, we will be ready, “said the head of Goznak.

At the same time, he pointed out that the perception of banknotes in Russian society is rather conservative. According to him, it takes time to adapt the Russians to a new design of banknotes.“We need to see how people react to the same 200 and 2000 rubles notes that only recently appeared in circulation.” If you remember, at the end of last year, at the beginning of this year there were reports that somewhere such banknotes were not accepted, but Someone tried to make copies on the copier, always there are such excesses when entering banknotes, there may be a small amount, but this all speaks of the complex perception of new banknotes at first, “Trachuk reminded.

In his estimation, the Russians have already adapted to new banknotes, there are no problems in circulation in Goznak.

“The first stage is acquaintance, we have already passed, now it is important for us to get back people’s reaction to the banknotes themselves, to some of their protective signs.” It is important to understand the real term of circulation of banknotes. I think that by the end of the year this kind of information will already begin appear, “concluded Trachuk.

The full text of the interview can be found on ria.ru at 11.00 Moscow time.

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