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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New Digest Article:
Part two of two. This month, Henry Sakaida details his excursion to the famous Khalkin-Gol battlefield of Mongolia! plenty of pictures shows us this beautiful and rugged country and part one ends with Henry and his entourage arriving at the actual site of the famous battle!
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New image for you this month, an unusual Motherhood Medal. The ring seems to follow the same evolution as other awards with rings. First is a soldered ring, then this ring evolved into the second variation, a ring which is manufactured to appear as if it were soldered, and appears "tongue" shaped. and finally a ring which abandons the desire to appear soldered. We have the 2nd variation for you, although it is missing its suspension. If you have one of these intact in your collection, please send images of it to this site and we will replace the award with the missing suspension.

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The purpose of this site is to educate and inform those interested in collecting Soviet military and labor awards issued between 1917-1991. All type and variation information within this site conforms to the widely accepted standard created by Paul McDaniel and Paul J. Schmitt, in their excellent book on Soviet awards, "The Comprehensive Guide to Soviet Orders and Medals". Each award listed in the menu is linked to a page with relevant information for that award. Different types and variations for each award as well as a collectors rarity scale at the bottom of each page are also included. Information is typically updated monthly.
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