Russia new 2,000-ruble note (B838) confirmed introduced 12.10.2017

According to a press release dated 12 October 2017, the Bank of Russia has introduced a new 2,000-ruble note (B838).

B838 (PNL): 2,000 рублей (rubles) (US$30)
Blue. Front: Russian text; unknown building; bank seal; cable-stayed Russky Bridge over Eastern Bosphorus Strait in Vladivostok; bridge in gold SPARK; Far Eastern Federal University building in Vladivostok; QR-code. Back: Russian text; rocket on launchpad at Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur Oblast; map of eastern Russia. 5-mm wide holographic windowed security thread with demetalized 2000. Watermark: Bridge and electrotype 2000. Printer: (Goznak). 157 x 69 mm.
a. 2017. Prefix AA. Intro: 12.10.2017.

Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin and Ole Martin Halck.