Original Soviet Union WWII to Cold War Era Medals and Decorations Lot - 10 Items

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Lot of 10 Available. Awards and decorations of the Soviet Union are decorations from the former Soviet Union that recognised achievements and personal accomplishments, both military and civilian. Some of the awards, decorations, and orders were discontinued after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, while others are still issued by the Russian Federation as of 2021. Many of the awards were simply reworked in the Russian Federation, such as the transition of Hero of the Soviet Union to Hero of the Russian Federation, and Hero of Socialist Labour to Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation. A wide range of Soviet awards and decorations cover the extensive and diverse period of history from 1917 to 1991.

The Items Featured In This Lot:
- Order of the Red Banner: The Order of the Red Banner recognised military deeds. Before the establishment of the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner functioned as the highest (and practically the only) military order of the USSR. Practically all well-known Soviet commanders became Cavaliers of the Order of the Red Banner. Also awarded to NKVD personnel.

- Order of Glory: The Order of Glory, modeled closely upon the Tsarist Cross of St. George, was awarded to non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the armed forces, as well as junior lieutenants of the air force, for bravery in the face of the enemy. A person initially received the third degree, and would subsequently be promoted to higher degrees for further acts of bravery.

- Order of Maternal Glory 2nd Class: This decoration was awarded to all mothers bearing and raising 8 children. It was awarded upon the first birthday of the last child, provided that seven other children (natural or adopted) remained alive. Children who had perished under heroic, military or other respectful circumstances were also counted.

- Medal “Partisans of the Patriotic War”: Awarded to partisans and partisan movement organizers for courage and valor against occupying troops during the Great Patriotic War.

- Medal “For The Defence of Stalingrad”: Awarded to all Soviet military and civilians who participated in the defense of Stalingrad between 12 July and 19 November 1942.

- Medal “For the Capture of Königsberg”: Awarded to Soviet service personnel who took part in the capture of Königsberg between 23 January and 10 April 1945.

- Medal “For Distinguished Labor”: Awarded to laborers who distinguished themselves with high production rates or for development of culture/science/manufacturing.

- Order of the Red Banner of Labor: This order was established as the civilian counterpart of the military Order of the Red Banner and was awarded for exceptional working achievements.

- Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class: The Order of the Patriotic War was awarded to all soldiers in the Soviet armed forces, security troops, and to partisans for heroic deeds during the Great Patriotic War. In 1985 during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War, it was decided that all surviving veterans of the war would be awarded either 2nd or first class of the Order.

- Order of the Red Star: The Order of the Red Star was given to Red Army and Navy personnel for exceptional service in the cause of the defense of the Soviet Union in both war and peace. Also awarded for 15 years of service prior to the creation of the long service awards.

All items are in wonderful condition and come more than ready for further research and display.

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