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Soviet Medals

Titles of Distinction
Hero of the Soviet Union
Hero of Socialist Labor
Pilot-Cosmonaut of USSR
Dist. Military Pilot USSR
Dist. Military Navigator USSR
Dist. Test Pilot USSR
Dist. Test Navigator USSR
Distinguished Pilot USSR
Dist. Navigator USSR
Order of Victory
Order of Lenin
Order of October Revolution
Order of the Red Banner
Order of Suvorov
Order of Ushakov
Order of Kutuzov
Order of Nakhimov
Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky
Order of Alexander Nevsky
Order of the Patriotic War
Order of Red Banner of Labor
Order of Friendship
Order of the Red Star
Order Service to Motherland
Order of the Badge of Honor
Order of Honor
Order of Personal Courage
Order of Glory
Order of Labor Glory
Order of Mother Heroine
Order of Maternal Glory
Medal of Ushakov
Medal of Nakhimov
20th Anniversary Red Army
Partisan of Patriotic War
Rescuing a Drowning Person
Maintaining Public Order
Military Cooperation
Safeguarding Frontiers
Bravery in Fire Fighting
For Bravery
Combat Service
Valiant Labor
Distinguished Labor
Restoration Donbass Mines
Res. Black Metal Enterprises
Development Virgin Lands
Dev. Non-Black Earth Region
Dev. Petro. of W. Siberia
Constr. Baikul-Amur Railroad
50 Years Soviet Militia
Defense of Odessa
Defense of Sevastopol
Defense of Soviet Arctic
Defense of Caucasus
Defense of Kiev
Defense of Leningrad
Defense of Moscow
Defense of Stalingrad
Capture of Vienna
Capture of Budapest
Capture of Koenigsberg
Capture of Berlin
Liberation of Belgrade
Liberation of Prague
Liberation of Warsaw
Victory over Germany
Victory over Japan
Valiant Labor Patriotic War
Distinguished Mil. Service
Armed Forces Veteran USSR
100th Ann. Lenin's Birth
Veteran of Labor
Victory Commem. Medals
Armed Forces Ann. Medals
City Jubilee Medals
Motherhood Medals
Irreproachable Svc. Medals
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City Jubilee Medals
Commemoration of the 800th Anniversary of Moscow.
Established 20 September 1947. Awarded to all citizens who lived in Moscow or its suburbs for a period of not less than five years. Moscow was mentioned for the first time in 1147 as the estate of Grand Duke Yuri Dolgoruky. In 1156, Dolgoruky surrounded his estate with a wall constructed of earth, and equipped it with watch-towers thus transforming it into a fortress. Dolgoruky's portrait is thus featured on this award. On 8 May 1965, Moscow was honored with the title "City Hero". Moscow was also awarded two Orders of Lenin and the Order of the October Revolution. Made of Copper. Approximately 1,730,000 were issued.
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Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Leningrad.
Established 16 May 1957. Awarded to all citizens who participated in the restoration and reconstruction of the city and maintained Leningrad citizenship for no less than five years. Awarded also were Leningrad defenders who received the medal for the Defense of Leningrad, regardless of living place. This medal stopped being issued after 1 January 1978. Leningrad is considered to have been founded on 16 May 1703, when the construction of Petropavlovsk fortress started. The city name has changed over time. Originally Saint Petersburg, in 1914 it was changed to Petrograd, then in 1924 to Leningrad, and finally in 1992 back to Saint Petersburg. It was the capital of Russia, until it was changed to Moscow in 1918. On 1 May 1945, Leningrad was honored with the title "City Hero". Leningrad was awarded two Orders of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, and the Order of the Red Banner. Made of Non-ferrous metal. Approximately 1,440,000 were issued.
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Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kiev.
Established 10 May 1982
. Awarded to all citizens who lived in Kiev for no less than 10 years. Awarded also were Kiev defenders who received the medal for the Defense of Kiev, regardless of living place. Legend has it that at the end of the 5th and the beginning of the 6th centuries, three brothers, Kiy, Shchek, and Khoriv, and their sister, Lybid, founded a town and named it after their elder brother Kiy, as "Kyiv". Ancient Russian chronicles indicate Kiev was known from 860 A.D. In 1965, Kiev was honored with the title "City Hero", and received the Gold Star medal. Kiev was also awarded two Orders of Lenin and the Order of Friendship of the Peoples. Made of Brass. Approximately 700,000 were issued.
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A-Abundant, readily available, often in wholesale quantities.
C-Common, always available. Occasionally in quantity.
R1-Usually available without a long delay. Difficult to find in quantity.
R2-Scarce to rare, less seldom available.
R3-Rare. Difficult to find.
R4-Very rare. Demand outstrips supply, and specimens, when
available are often eagerly sought.
R5-Extremely rare and seldom available. Collector may have to
search for a few years to locate one.
R6-Of the highest rarity. Very difficult to obtain.
R7-Almost never available. Most collectors will not have a chance to acquire these pieces.
R8-Never been on the market. Almost impossible to obtain.
R*-Not available for collections.
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