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Old 02-24-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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Temporary award certificate

This one for The Capture of Budapest.
Dated 1945 and awarded to a Starshina (senior sergeant). Signed by a Colonel in the 2nd Ukrainian Front.

Help with the Starshina's name would be appreciated and any corrections made.

I'd like for this new thread to continue with us posting different temporary award certificates and discussing variations (of which there are many). With a dedicated thread perhaps we may be able to focus information in one place and enable n00bs (and vets, as well) in their attempts at identification.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:24 PM   #2
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Re: Temporary award certificate

"Starshina" and "senior sergeant" - are two different ranks.
I see - guardian starshina Makuha Ivan Petrovich.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:27 PM   #3
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CSM temp cert

This is an example of a temporary certificate for a Combat Service Medal (often mis-identified as a military merit medal)

This was discussed in more depth here: http://www.soviet-awards.com/forum/s...tml#post119538 I show this for comparison's sake.

I hope I have identified both of my examples (above) correctly as actual "temporary award certificates".
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:29 PM   #4
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Re: Temporary award certificate

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"Starshina" and "senior sergeant" - are two different ranks.
I see - guardian starshina Makuha Ivan Petrovich.
Thank you, Komandir. :thumbsup
Sergeant major (старшинa) then, correct? One grade above senior sergeant?
New thread with link for Soviet AF ranks here: http://www.soviet-awards.com/forum/s...ed-forces.html
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:34 PM   #5
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Re: Temporary award certificate

Hi Eric,

The Russians played around with their ranks throughout their history but generally the following list should hold true.

Marshal of the Soviet Union
General of the Army
Colonel General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
Senior Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Junior Lieutenant
Warrant Officer or Praporshchik (post war rank 1972)
Junior Warrant Officer or Podpraporshchik (post war rank 1972)
Sergeant Major/Master Sergeant or Starshina
Senior Sergeant
Sergeant
Junior Sergeant
Gefreiter
Private or Soldier, Reiter

I have a few of these certificates - will post them when home for work tonight.

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Old 02-25-2010, 05:18 AM   #6
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Re: Temporary award certificate

Here are some of my temporary award certificates:
  1. Medal for the Capture of Budapest
  2. Order of the Red Star
  3. Order of the Great Patriotic War 2nd Class

Shows three of the different forms of document.

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Old 02-25-2010, 05:21 AM   #7
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Re: Temporary award certificate

Hi Eric,

Yep both of your documents are temporary award certificates :thumbsup

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:34 AM   #8
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Re: Temporary award certificate

Here are a few from my collection (thanks to Alexei several years ago!:thumbsup)
UPDATE: Sorry... just realized you posted "temporary award" certificates. I just posted 1 one them and the rest are honorary certificates, not certificate attesting the recipient was entitled to receive an award.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:35 AM   #9
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Re: Temporary award certificate

and more...
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:38 AM   #10
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Re: Temporary award certificate

for budapest...
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