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Old 04-30-2002, 01:25 PM   #1
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Badge "Miner's Glory".

Hi,

I received the following order/medal through the post today. Can anyone tell me a bit more about it. I know it says 'Miners Glory' on the front and this is the first class one of a set of three.

Does anyone know anything else about these medals? For instance, what you needed to do to obtain each class. I'm also curious to know how many of these were issued, and if they are still being issued today, or what sort of dates they were issued between.

Like a lot of soviet medals, it has that wonderful enamel on it, something which makes soviet medals quite attractive to collect. I bought it because I liked it, not really knowing much about it. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.

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Shane Cook.
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Old 04-30-2002, 01:37 PM   #2
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I am almost positive that these are post-USSR creations. The one you have posted is for Russia. I own a full set from Ukraine, where the red and blue on the hanger are in the national colors of Ukraine--blue and gold. I haven't learned exactly what deeds one needs to have accomplished to receive the medal, but will try to find out from the guy here from whom I bought the set. I assume it has something to do with meeting quotas instead of saving lives in the mines.
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Old 04-30-2002, 01:43 PM   #3
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This is the version I know:
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Old 05-01-2002, 06:24 PM   #4
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Here's the little information I have:

Established in the 1970s (?) by Ministry of Energy, and has three classes (Ukrainian variation also has fourth class, which was established later and given for five years of work), the first been the highest. Was awarded for 10, 15, and 20 years of work in the mines). Recipients were entitled to monetary rewards. Russian variation was also given to other republics. Since it was not a State award information is scarce. Will try to find out something and post it here.

A famous Russian singer Iosif Kabzon, pictured here wearing two Badges "Miner's Glory".
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Old 10-17-2002, 08:26 PM   #5
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Hello,

I found this picture on the internet and it looks a little different from the other ones, does anyone know what this variation is?
Also, does anyone have a scan of the back of one of these or the document? I have seen these in person only once and do not remember what they look like. Is the serial number engraved in the back? Finally, are they still issuing these? I found this article and my Russian is not good enough to understand when this man given these awards.

http://www-sbras.nsc.ru/HBC/1999/n46/f4.html

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Old 10-18-2002, 10:52 AM   #6
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Picked up this set down town....don't see them often, I think this is a full set of Russian awards.

I have tasked my GF to look at the link and the summary was this.

In a nutshell he is a professor who made geographical maps on the study of where to find coal. He was awarded these medals after 22 years good work.

You had to earn them by the sounds of it.

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Old 11-07-2002, 06:59 PM   #7
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Hello,

I have heard from my Dad that his uncle who worked in Donbas, is/was a Cavalier of Miner's Glory, which was equivalent to a Cavalier of Order of Glory (military), which in turn is equivalent to Hero of Soviet Union (or Socialist Labor, I guess). I am not sure about the breakdown of the "equivalences" but it sounds interesting.

Obviously the Cavaliers were entitled to various benefits such as better apartments, allowed to shop in special government produce stores, travel at reduced or no cost, etc.

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Old 11-07-2002, 07:08 PM   #8
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Erik,

I think the special benefits were exclusive to HSU, HSL and cavaliers of the order of Glory and Labor glory O N L Y .

Cavalier of the coal workers is not even CLOSE to order of glory cavalier, and of course not to HSU or HSL.
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Old 11-07-2002, 07:21 PM   #9
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Eric,

This order is not a Government award, and did not entitle the recipient to any significant benefits, if at all.

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Old 11-07-2002, 07:28 PM   #10
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Does anyone know how many were awarded?

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