SovietAward Medal (Badge) for those who participated in the clean-up after theReactor Meltdown in Chernobyl.
In UNISSUED CONDITION and includes ORIGINALSTORAGE / ISSUE BOX.
This is GUARANTEED 100% Original official Soviet issue itemfrom late 1980s, NOT a recent replica!
The medallion is 36 mm wide, 40mm tall not including thesuspension device. Made in solid brass with gold finish and high quality"hot baked" enamels. The suspension shows the raised logo of theMoscow Mint (MMD) on reverse.
This badge has striking imagery: Red Cross with a drop ofblood on blue in the center, punctured by the Gamma, Beta, and Alpha rays. Thewriting in the black band is "To a Participant of the Liquidation of theConsequences of the Accident, ChAES (Chernobyl Atomic Power Station)."
The badge is in NEAR MINT, UNISSUED condition, shows neitherany tarnish to the gold finish nor wear to enamel. Includes original suspensionwith clean ribbon, connecting link holding the medallion and fully functionalpin attachment. The badge comes with original issue / storage BOX in cardboardand with ORIGINAL WRAPPING PAPER, exactly as it left the factory.
Awarded by the Soviet government to heroic firefighters,policemen and workers - many of them volunteers - who had come from all partsof the Soviet Union to participate in the rescue and clean-up efforts. They often worked at or in the immediatevicinity of the reactor site with little or no protection from the deadlyradiation.
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