Imperial Government of Russia, 3 8/10% Conversion 1898 dated 150 Roubles Uncanceled BondInv# FB5032 Bond
50 Roubles. Czar Nicholas II-Romanov Dynasty Eagle. Text at back in French, German and English. Uncanceled. The Russian Empire, also known as Imperial Russia, was the final period of the Russian monarchy from its proclamation in November 1721, until its dissolution in September 1917. It consisted of most of northern Eurasia. The Empire succeeded the Tsardom of Russia following the Treaty of Nystad. The rise of the Russian Empire coincided with the decline of neighbouring rival powers: the Swedish Empire, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Qajar Iran, the Ottoman Empire, and Qing China. It also held colonies in Russian America between 1799 and 1867. Covering an area of approximately 22,800,000 square kilometres (8,800,000 sq mi), it remains the third-largest empire in history, surpassed only by the British Empire and the Mongol Empire; it ruled over a population of 125.6 million people per the 1897 Russian census, the only census carried out during the entire imperial period. It featured great ethnic, linguistic, religious, and economic diversity.
From the 10th to the 17th century, the land was ruled by a noble class known as the boyars, above whom was a tsar (later adapted as the "Emperor of all the Russias"). The groundwork leading up to the establishment of the Russian Empire was laid by Ivan III (1462–1505): he tripled the territory of the Russian state and laid its foundation, renovating the Moscow Kremlin and also ending the dominance of the Golden Horde. His grandson, Ivan IV declared himself as "Tsar of all Russia" in 1547. Between 1550 to 1700, Russian Tsardom expanded by an average of 35,000 square km per year. Major events during this era involved the transition from the Rurik to the Romanov dynasties, Russian conquest of Siberia; and the reign of Peter I, who transformed the tsardom into an empire. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Empire
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