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The 100 Russian Rubles Banknote from 2015 was issued to commemorate the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014. The note depicts symbols of the city of Sevastopol on front and Crimea on back, with a Quick Recognition Code added into its design. The code links to a website that tells the historical background of the note. Its obverse side features a painting of The Russian Squadron on the Sebastopol Roads by Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, a sculptor of the Monument to the Scuttled Ships in Sevastopol Bay by Amandus Adamson, a layout of Sevastopol city by architect L. Fialko, a sculptor of the Memorial to the Heroic Defense of Sevastopol in 1941-1942 on Nakhimov square by V. Yakovlev, and the St. Vladimirs Cathedral. The reverse side depicts a grapevine, a Sail cliff, Au-Dag mountain, a radio telescope RT-70 near the town of Yevpatoria, the Khans mosque in Khans Palace in Bakhchysarai, and the Swallows Nest castle on Aurora Cliff overlooking Cape of Ai-Todor in Yalta, Crime. The note is 150 x 65 mm in size and is equipped with a watermark image of Catherine the Great and electrotype jewelry, and a Holographic windowed security thread with demetalized 100 and micro-perf ruble symbol, to enhance its security features.