The Soviet Military Awards Page Forum  
  • Serial Numbers Database 2.0
Enter Here

vBClassified Featured Listings
Demchuk Labor Booklet
Davydenko Duo
Smirnov ID Set
River Commissariat ID
Crimean Veteran Badge

Go Back   The Soviet Military Awards Page Forum > Soviet Awards Forums > Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics > Soviet Badges And Ministerial Awards

Soviet Badges And Ministerial Awards Discussion of the beautiful Badges and Ministerial Awards made in the Soviet Union.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2004, 05:30 AM   #1
Senior Member
Taz's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Herford, Germany
Age: 61
Posts: 2,152
Church Merit Medal.

Here is a Church Merit Medal from 1971.

I would tend to class it more as a Badge, but anyway my question is this, and please correct me if I am wrong.
Wasn,t the open display of Religous Medals and Badges Officialy prohibited under the Soviet reign?
And if this is the case where would such Medals be worn?
Maybe they were tolerated?

Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1971 Russia USSR CHURCH Merit enamel medal RR.jpg (39.4 KB, 62 views)
Everybody's equal, But some more than others!
"Those who come to us with the sword - will be killed by the sword" - Alexander Nevski
Taz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-22-2004, 04:34 PM   #2
Nota Bene
Senior Member
Nota Bene's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New York USA
Posts: 2,297

Now, that's an interesting piece! I've never seen one before. I believe this is some sort of acknowledgment badge from the Russian Patriarch. I suppose it could be for clergy or laymen. They were not prohibited (after the war, that is).

Nota Bene is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Merit Medal Of The National People's Army. Ingsoc DDR Medals 6 05-31-2019 10:36 AM
Labour Merit Badge Of S.D.J.A. Felix Afghan Badges 3 06-12-2011 09:04 AM
Medal "For Merit". Narodni heroj Yugoslavian Medals 4 10-12-2006 12:41 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2011 Arthur G. Bates III