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Title Order of the Red Star of the Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Period c 1980s
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This order was instituted before WW2 and originally could be awarded to people like the KGB for peacetime heroics, but most commonly was awarded in WW2 and later for gallantry or long service. The number on the reverse (3597994) and the mark of the Moscow mint would indicate a later date, probably the Afghan occupation in the late 20th century.

The quality of Soviet era medals is always quite startling, so much so that Fattorini's, the famous Birmingham medal makers, have a whole showcase of Soviet orders on display in their factory to encourage their own work force and show the quality of finish that can be achieved.

The condition is excellent, with very little wear and tear, and it has its original spinner on the reverse. The medal is made of high grade silver, with a beautiful translucent red enamel.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Medals : Russian : 20th Century]

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Thank you for a such a smooth transaction, I'll be sure to visit your site on a regular basis.

L M, Channel Islands, 14.02.2009

Medal received. The quality is as described (or better).

R D, UK, 11.08.2006

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