The Russia Ballerina Palladium Coin was struck by the Moscow Mint in the year 1990 and belongs to the Ballerina series of palladium bullion coins. Each .999 fine palladium coin contains 1 troy ounce (31.1035 grams) of palladium and is legal tender with a face value of 25-rouble.
Russia also produced a 10 Roubles version.
The palladium 25-rouble coin depicts a dancing ballerina on the obverse and the Soviet Union symbol on the reverse. Ballet has a cultural significance in Russia, drawing from the influence and authority of Russian ballet choreographers, dancers, and composers. The ballerina series bears a different image of ballerinas on each mintage year.
Over half of the world's annual supply of palladium comes from Russia. The amount and status of Russian palladium supplies are state secrets. In the past, Russia has routinely withheld supplies of palladium from world markets for its own political and/or economic gain, resulting in very large and very fast fluctuations in palladium prices.