On March 12, 1993, Russia introduced its second issue of 5000 ruble notes. It was mainly purple and red in color, and measured 67 millimeters in height by 152 millimeters in width. On the obverse was the Senate Tower of the Moscow Kremlin, with the flag of Russia above. Depicted on the reverse was the same image from the first series, showing the Moscow Kremlin, the Bolshoy Moskvorestky Bridge, and a residential building. The watermark on this note was the Senate Tower of the Moscow Kremlin with the Russian flag.
On September 19, 1994, a third issue was introduced. It was very similar to the second issue, but on the new note the watermark was slightly altered, also displaying "5000"s with the Senate Tower and Russian flag. Both issues were withdrawn on January 1, 1999.
On October 31, 1995, Russia issued its fourth issue of the 5000 ruble banknote. It was predominantly green in color, and measured 61 millimeters in height by 137 millimeters in width. Depicted on the obverse was the Millennium of Russia monument, with the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod in the background. Shown on the reverse was the fortress wall of the Novgorod Kremlin. The watermark on this note displayed the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod and the number "5000". These banknotes were withdrawn on January 1, 1999.
This note introduced a number of security features. It bears a watermark of the upper part of the Monument of Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky and "5000"s. Also, a moiré pattern, a latent image, infrared tags, embossed and magnetic labels, a security thread, microprinting, microperforation, protective fibers, and Tsvetoperemennaya[translate] paint were added to make the note more secure.