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Old 02-24-2019, 06:16 AM   #1
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Table Medal "General Staff".

I acquired a boxed dagger the other day in a peculiar mixed lot. The only other soviet item was a boxed table medal, withwhat I believe says "General Staff of the Soviet Armed Forces".

Can anyone enlighten me as to it's purpose?
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Re: Table Medal "General Staff".

Just bumping my own post here...

I am interested to know how Table medals were used/regarded/given/received in the USSR. How did they fit into popular or official culture?

The table medal I showed, if it is really a table medal, or perhaps a military award, is an example.

Who would give this out? A part of attaining officership? Officially? Unofficially by unit or family?

For clearly civiliam table medals, they often have great artwork, and I can see how they would be attractive simply as objects in themselves.

In the typical soviet era home, were they mantelpiece objects, for personal collections, or were they semi-official, and kept on office desks etc.

Excuse my ignorance, but this does seem to be a very peculiar Soviet tradition, not really followed with such enthusiasm in other countires.
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Re: Table Medal "General Staff".

They were often given as presentation pieces, either to individuals who excelled or more frequently, VIP or foreign visitors to the organization. From my experience this tradition/practice was not limited to the Soviet Union or its military.
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