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Military orders and medals of the Soviet Union. Order of the Red Star

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One of the most desirable and affordable military awards for soldiers and officers of the Red Army was the Order of the Red Star. This government award was approved by a decree of the Presidium of the CEC of the USSR of 6 on April 1930, a little later in May of the same year the statute of the order was approved. The name of this award itself eloquently said that the order was intended to cap the combat exploits of the soldiers and officers of the Red Army, as the red star was the hallmark of Soviet servicemen.


This order was established to award for great services, which were manifested in the defense of the country not only in wartime, but also in peacetime, merit in ensuring the security of the state. The Order of the Red Star could be awarded not only to servicemen, but also whole military units, formations, formations, warships, enterprises, organizations, institutions. In addition, military personnel of foreign countries could be represented for this Soviet award.

The authors of the sketch for this sign were the artist V. K. Kupriyanov and the sculptor V. V. Golenetsky, who had previously worked on the Order of Lenin. The Order of the Red Star, as you might guess, was a five-pointed star, which was covered with ruby-red enamel. In the very middle of the award was a shield on which a Red Armyman in a Budenovka and a greatcoat was depicted, holding a rifle. On the rim of the shield there was an inscription: “Proletarians of all countries, unite!”, At the bottom of the rim there was an inscription: “USSR”. Directly under the shield was a sickle and hammer. The image of the Red Army man, the shield itself, the sickle and hammer, the inscriptions, as well as the edges of the star, were oxidized.


This award was made of silver. As of September 1975, the order contained 27,162 ± 1,389 g of silver, and its total weight was 33,250 ± 1,620 g. The size of the order varied depending on the year of production. The distance between the opposite vertices of the star was in the range from 47 to 50 mm. The distance from the center of the Order of the Red Star to the top of any of the 5 rays of the star was 26-27 mm. On the back of the order was located a threaded pin with a nut for attaching it to a uniform or clothing.

The Order of the Red Star, the number one 13 of May, 1930 of the year, was received by the famous Soviet military leader, the hero of the Civil War, V. K. Blucher. The one who, even during the war, was awarded the first Order of the Red Banner in the USSR. However, in 1930, V. K. Blucher was awarded for other events. Commanding the troops of the Special Red Banner Far Eastern Army, Blucher managed to carry out an excellent operation to eliminate the armed conflict on the CER-China Eastern Railway, which appeared in the summer of 1929. In the summer of 1929, the Chinese authorities, yielding to militaristic sentiments, decided to take control of the CER under their control, before the railroad was controlled jointly by the two countries. As a result of the action, thousands of Soviet citizens — Soviet workers and workers — were arrested and thrown into Chinese prisons. However, the army commanded by V. K. Blucher was quickly able to give a fitting rebuff to the Chinese military and was able to restore the position that existed even before the outbreak of the military conflict.

Also among the first Soviet citizens who were awarded the Order of the Red Star were participants in a large flight that took place in September 1930 on the route Moscow - Ankara - Tiflis - Tehran - Kabul - Tashkent - Moscow. The total length of this route was 10,5 thousand km, and the flight itself was called the “Big East”. The flight was the hardest test not only for modern Soviet aircraft, but also for the people who drove them. The flight often took place at an altitude of more than five thousand meters above the mountains, often without any visible landmarks and prepared landing sites. All participants in this flight, including a journalist who was involved in its coverage and played the role of an observer pilot, were awarded orders of the Red Star.


In the years of the Great Patriotic War, the Order of the Red Star became one of the most popular Soviet awards. To this order was presented about three million people who received an award for their resistance and courage in the fight against the Nazi invaders. Also, the order was presented immediately 1740 formations, units and institutions of the Red Army, rear teams and most of all foreign formations that fought alongside the Red Army (14 Polish and Czechoslovak divisions and units).

In addition to Soviet soldiers, this order was also awarded to allied soldiers and officers, in particular, sailors and pilots of polar convoys. For example, 22 in March 1944 of the year, the English captain Guy O'Mond was presented to the Order of the Red Star for successfully managing the reception and shipment of allied convoys with military equipment and goods necessary for the USSR. In total, since the beginning of World War II to June 1944, this award was marked by 182 foreign military personnel.

After the war, the authority of this military award decreased because, starting from 1944, the Order of the Red Star began to be awarded to all servicemen for years of service (for 15 or more years of impeccable service). This award procedure was canceled only in the 1958 year, which, in turn, again helped to raise the prestige of the order. Since the Order of the Red Star could be awarded again for new distinctions in service and exploits, as well as for years of service, a sufficient number of Soviet soldiers and officers became multiple gentlemen of the Order of the Red Star. Since the end of the 1940-s and until the middle of the 1980-s, this award has been handed over 800 thousands of times, received by soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army, police officers, warriors for feats they performed in peacetime. In total, before the collapse of the Soviet Union, 3876740 awards were made by the Order of the Red Star. At the same time, this award remained one of the few in the USSR, which for all the years of its existence almost did not change its appearance.

The largest number of awards for this order was 6. So, six orders of the Red Banner had retired lieutenant colonel Vasily Vasilievich Silantyev. The technician-lieutenant Silantyev received his first order in August 1943 for the distinction shown in the Oryol operation. The lieutenant first rescued the wounded tankman from the wrecked tank T-34, and later drove the damaged German T-4 tank into the location of the Soviet units. He received his second award when crossing the Dnieper in October of that year. He received the third award on September 13, 1944 for the differences shown in the Proskurov-Zhmerinsky operation. The officer received the fourth order for the capture of Berlin and the battles for the liberation of Prague. After the end of World War II, he remained in military service, continuing to serve in armored forces. Vasily Silantyev received 2 more orders of the Red Star for his long service and many years of impeccable service in the ranks of the Soviet Army.

Military orders and medals of the Soviet Union. Order of the Red Star

Also deserves special attention the case of awarding the Order of the Red Star in 1955 year. Many of you know about the heroic battle of the cruiser "Varyag" and the gunboat "Koreyets" with the Japanese squadron, which occurred 27 January 1904. Half a century after this date, the 45 survivors of that tragic battle were presented with the “For Courage” award, the award took place in 1954 and was timed to the 50 anniversary celebration of this feat. The following year, 1955, part of the award recipients were also presented with the Order of the Red Star for participating in the uprising of the battleship Potemkin. The award was also made in honor of the 50 anniversary of this significant revolutionary event. For example, the former fireman on the Varyag cruiser Pyotr Yegorovich Polyakov was presented to the Medal of Courage medal in 1954, and in the 1955 year he received the Order of the Red Star as a participant in the events on the battleship Potemkin in 1905.

Information sources:
http://ordenrf.ru/su/orden-krasnoy-zvezdy.php
http://milday.ru/ussr/ussr-uniform-award/74-orden-krasnoy-zvezdy.html
http://medalww.ru/nagrady-sssr/ordena-sssr/orden-krasnoj-zvezdy
http://www.rusorden.ru/?nr=su&nt=o12
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  1. Apollo
    Apollo 24 December 2013 08: 59
    +6
    quote-During the Great Patriotic War, it was the Order of the Red Star that became one of the most popular Soviet awards.
  2. Ihrek
    Ihrek 24 December 2013 09: 01
    +8
    My grandfather had one.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 24 December 2013 18: 38
      +2
      well, I can’t resist again, many on the site probably remembered ... but I’ll still repeat and repeat: my grandfather (by mother) is a tanker, awarded with such an order, + two orders of "Patriotic War" 2nd degree. and most importantly - a medal "for courage" ... which I know was valued no less than the order ..
  3. pv1005
    pv1005 24 December 2013 09: 31
    +10
    It's time to return half of the USSR awards back.
    1. bistrov.
      bistrov. 24 December 2013 10: 24
      +9
      Quote: pv1005
      It's time to return half of the USSR awards back.

      Totally agree with you. The abolition of Soviet awards was made by the Yeltsin clique under pressure from foreign "advisers", primarily to discredit the Soviet Army, its military merits and traditions. The time has long come to rethink this and restore the status of Soviet awards.
    2. badger1974
      badger1974 24 December 2013 13: 59
      +4
      in solidarity, these awards deserve to be immortalized in history
    3. RUSS
      RUSS 24 December 2013 15: 51
      -1
      Quote: pv1005
      It's time to return half of the USSR awards back.

      There is no USSR, there is no Soviet Army with its symbols, there is no communist state ideology, so the old awards are unlikely to be returned, on the contrary, from the old orders, for example, Suvorov and Nakhimov, new founders in the form of crosses.
      1. Walking
        Walking 24 December 2013 19: 33
        +2
        The modern orders of Suvorov, Ushakov, Kutuzov, Nakhimov somehow look worse if the case is Soviet.
  4. bistrov.
    bistrov. 24 December 2013 10: 08
    +6
    Very beautiful and prestigious order. I must say that all Soviet awards have a great design.
  5. amigo1969
    amigo1969 24 December 2013 10: 19
    +12
    Laconic and impeccable design of the order !!! Not like the current "branzulets", which look like Papuan baubles ...
  6. Canep
    Canep 24 December 2013 10: 22
    +3
    For warriors, this is Order No. 1, it was given only for combat work. All the same, in the second place it was given to the gold star, to polar explorers, astronauts, scientists, designers, testers, that is, people who did not participate in the hostilities.
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 24 December 2013 11: 32
      +2
      Quote: Canep
      For warriors, this is Order No. 1, it was given only for military work


      Statute of the Order. Approved by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 28, 1980.
      The Order of the Red Star is established for awards for great merits in the defense of the USSR, both in war and peacetime, in ensuring state security.
      The Order of the Red Star is awarded:
      Military personnel The Soviet Army, Navy, border and internal troops, employees of the bodies of the USSR State Security Committee, as well as individuals of the rank and file of the internal affairs bodies;
      military units warships, formations and associations, enterprises, institutions, organizations.
      The Order of the Red Star can be awarded and military personnel of foreign states.
      Awarding the Order of the Red Star is made:
      For personal courage and courage in battles, excellent organization and skillful leadership of the hostilities that contributed to the success of our troops;
      For successful military operations of military units and formations, as a result of which considerable damage was inflicted to the enemy;
      For merits in ensuring state security and the inviolability of the state border of the USSR;
      For courage and courage shown in the performance of a military or official duty, in conditions involving a risk to life;
      For exemplary performance of special tasks of command and other feats accomplished in peacetime;
      For his great merits in maintaining the high combat readiness of the troops, excellent results in combat and political training, mastering new military equipment and other merits in strengthening the defense power of the USSR;
      For merits in the development of military science and technology, training for the Armed Forces of the USSR;
      For merits in strengthening the defense capabilities of the states of the socialist community.
      Awarding the Order of the Red Star is made on the proposal of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR, KGB of the USSR, respectively.
      The Order of the Red Star is worn on the right side of the chest and, in the presence of other orders, is located after the Order of the Patriotic War, II degree
      1. Rubon
        Rubon 25 December 2013 03: 26
        0
        "The Order of the Red Star is worn on the right side of the chest."
        However, in the 30s they were worn on the left side of the chest.
      2. Rubon
        Rubon 25 December 2013 03: 26
        0
        "The Order of the Red Star is worn on the right side of the chest."
        However, in the 30s they were worn on the left side of the chest.
    2. badger1974
      badger1974 24 December 2013 14: 10
      -6
      I dare to assure that the award number 1 for the warriors was the Order of the Red Banner, the Red Star was the second, and after the introduction of World War II (1942) and Glory (1943), it was generally pushed almost to the end of the queue, and judging by the assurance of my late grandfather, "cannon fodder" Krasnaya Zvezda was equated with the medal "For Courage", at least after 100 grams the grandfather remembered about the feats associated with "For Courage" and the Red Banner, about the Red Star as he avoided telling
  7. Aryan
    Aryan 24 December 2013 10: 35
    +5
    damn, equate combat feat to seniority ...
    how was it necessary not to appreciate the exploits of the Soviet soldier?
    I wonder who was the author of this "innovation"

    It is interesting what Gleb Georgievich would say
    1. kaktus
      kaktus 25 December 2013 04: 24
      +1
      And Gleb Georgievich, in the story, did not fight. The combat officer is Sharapov, and Zheglov is an employee of the MUR.
      1. Aryan
        Aryan 25 December 2013 15: 56
        0
        Well, to see Glebich did something very important for the Country of Soviets between 1930-1941 ..

        although
        "
        The Order of the Red Star is awarded to:
        military personnel of the Soviet Army, Navy, border and internal troops, employees of the bodies of the USSR State Security Committee, as well as persons of the rank and file of the internal affairs bodies
        "
        but this is the latest edition of the 80s
        but was it in the first editions?

        and this ... Sharapov did Zheglova:
        he has two orders of the Red Star tongue
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  8. Prohor
    Prohor 24 December 2013 10: 37
    +6
    Sign Order. The most respected. Symbol of the Age. Along with the T-34 and a Kalashnikov assault rifle.
  9. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 24 December 2013 11: 49
    +2
    For a warrior, this is Order No. 1 Established by the Decree of the Presidium of the CEC of the USSR of April 6, 1930. The statute of the order is established. For warriors it is order No. 1 by the Resolution of the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR of May 5, 1930.

    Subsequently, issues related to the awarding of the Order of the Red Star were amended and clarified by the General Regulation on Orders of the USSR (Decree of the Central Executive Committee and Council of People's Commissars of the USSR of May 7, 1936), Decrees of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR of June 19, 1943, February 26, 1946, October 15, 1947 and December 16, 1947. By a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 28, 1980, the Statute of the Order of the Red Star in the new edition was approved.

    Statute of the Order.

    The Order of the Red Star was established for rewarding for great merits in the defense of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in both wartime and peacetime, in ensuring state security.

    The Order of the Red Star is awarded to:

    servicemen of the Soviet Army, Navy, border and internal troops, employees of the bodies of the State Security Committee of the USSR, as well as individuals of the rank and file of the internal affairs bodies;
    military units, warships, formations and associations, enterprises, institutions, organizations.
    The Order of the Red Star may also be awarded to military personnel of foreign states.

    Awarding the Order of the Red Star is made:

    For personal courage and courage in battles, excellent organization and skillful leadership of the hostilities that contributed to the success of our troops;
    For successful military operations of military units and formations, as a result of which considerable damage was inflicted to the enemy;
    For merits in ensuring state security and the inviolability of the state border of the USSR;
    For courage and courage shown in the performance of a military or official duty, in conditions involving a risk to life;
    For exemplary performance of special tasks of command and other feats accomplished in peacetime;
    For his great merits in maintaining the high combat readiness of the troops, excellent results in combat and political training, mastering new military equipment and other merits in strengthening the defense power of the USSR;
    For merits in the development of military science and technology, training for the Armed Forces of the USSR;
    For merits in strengthening the defense capabilities of the states of the socialist community.
    Awarding the Order of the Red Star is made on the proposal of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR, KGB of the USSR, respectively. soldier
  10. Poruchik 90
    Poruchik 90 24 December 2013 12: 12
    +1
    [quote = Aryan] damn, equate combat feat to seniority ...
    how was it necessary not to appreciate the exploits of the Soviet soldier?
    I wonder who was the author of this "innovation"

    In addition to the red star, for their length of service they also gave the red banner (for 20 years of service) and Lenin (for 25)!
  11. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 24 December 2013 12: 50
    +3
    One of the most coveted and at the same time affordable military awards for soldiers and officers of the Red Army was the Order of the Red Star.


    The very first phrase to the very point.
    This is a truly respected order among both soldiers and officers.
    Really sorry to have it canceled now.
    Great personal sympathy for him ...

    Beautiful and Worthy reward ....

    From the history:
    The order really did not change much, but in the original version the fighter stood in a different stance, according to the old Charter, and there were windings on his feet. Then, the image of the award was amended according to the new Charter and the Red Army soldier was put on boots.
    It seems so if the memory does not change.

    Thanks for the article, Sergey.
    (in the material about Silantyev there is a typo: "six orders of the Red Banner."

    With difficulty I found a photo of such a first order, I was looking for it by the "rack":
    1. Poruchik 90
      Poruchik 90 24 December 2013 13: 29
      +1
      And what is there to look, here is a gorgeous website for rewards (I collect it myself) - I recommend http://mondvor.narod.ru/.
  12. carbofo
    carbofo 24 December 2013 14: 26
    +5
    An honorary order, my father received it in peacetime, for his services to his homeland.
    For me it is a great pride.
  13. Avdy
    Avdy 24 December 2013 14: 33
    +6
    Both of my grandfathers fought, both were wounded, both had this order. There is something to be proud of!
  14. RoTTor
    RoTTor 24 December 2013 14: 36
    +2
    In appearance - a very beautiful, stylish, laconic order. In this regard - the best of the Soviet orders.
    It’s a pity that they abolished.
    In vain, like other orders, was given for a long time for the length of service.
    However, the prestige of the awards - both the current ones that are bought and the previous ones - due to the fact that for 30 years everything Soviet was poured with mud, below the baseboard.
    Right here, on this site, next to this article is -

    I will buy awards, orders,
    vechi.com.ua
    We buy expensive awards, orders, me Buy medals, orders, awards, badge
    Cost of Medals and Orders
    auction.violity.com
    Ukrainian auction of orders. Bid Online ---------------------------------------------- ---------
    That’s all current morality. All for sale!
    And there is no criminal liability for the trade in Soviet rewards.
    So the last veterans of the Great Patriotic War are robbed in order to take away their military awards - they are valuable to speculators.
    Nothing sacred left.
    The market is only in the heads and where the soul should have been ...
  15. albai
    albai 24 December 2013 14: 42
    +5
    In total, before the collapse of the Soviet Union, 3876740 awards were awarded with the Order of the Red Star.
    In fact, the most massive order. Only now I learned a lot about my order. And when awarding before the formation of the regiment, they just read out the decree number and for which they were awarded. We were valued in the regiment, so in the order of priority: "Battle Banner", "Red Star", "For Courage". Although I personally really appreciated "For Courage".
    1. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 24 December 2013 15: 18
      +1
      Quote: albai
      Just now I learned a lot about my order.

      Jalyn - good

      And I didn't have time ... I had to "choose" among the new ones, when, ahem ... "time" came.

      It's good at least that "For Courage" was left.
      1. albai
        albai 25 December 2013 07: 01
        0
        Alexey! What are our years? If in the service, then this cup will not blow you, and if in civilian life, then it is certainly more difficult, but as they say, "orders are poured from one metal for battle and for labor." And "For Courage" is actually a medal that speaks volumes about itself.
  16. ikrut
    ikrut 24 December 2013 15: 31
    +3
    My father (the deceased already) had such an order. Quite recently I found on the website "The feat of the people.ru" in the Internet for which he received it. "During the battles in Moldova for the village of Tolmaz, being the commanders of the mortar crew, he destroyed three enemy firing points (2 machine guns and one gun), an enemy observation post and 10 people of the Nazis." My father went through the war as a private (sergeant) from Kharkov (one left the encirclement) to Stalingrad (was wounded in the city), and from there - to Vienna.
    1. Beck
      Beck 24 December 2013 18: 04
      +11
      Quote: ikrut
      My father (the deceased already) had such an order.


      And my father had. Junior lieutenant went from the front line to the headquarters. I stumbled upon German intelligence that came for the "language". Fought with a TT pistol against three Schmeisers. He killed one German scout, wounded the second, took the third prisoner. This prisoner dragged his wounded comrade, on his back, to the headquarters.

      Left combat awards. Right labor. Below are jubilee, their father did not wear, and did not recognize any badges at all.
      1. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 24 December 2013 18: 19
        +4
        Quote: Beck
        Left combat awards. Right labor.

        Full RESPECT ...

        And you wonderfully honor his feat ...
        1. Beck
          Beck 25 December 2013 08: 01
          +1
          Quote: Aleks tv
          Full RESPECT ...

          And you wonderfully honor his feat ...


          THANKS.
  17. govoruha-otrok
    govoruha-otrok 24 December 2013 15: 38
    +3
    I have a familiar stock major with three such orders. My warhead commander (navigator) was awarded an asterisk for a trip to the pole.
  18. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 24 December 2013 17: 51
    +3
    Sorry, maybe not in the topic, but inspired, many did not reach the old border and remained unencumbered, and many were nameless defenders.
  19. propolsky
    propolsky 24 December 2013 18: 03
    +1
    "Soldier" order, we gave it only for military operations, many were awarded for Afghanistan, in peacetime they were given "For Service to the Motherland", and this is only for daily work in wartime. Respect!
    1. Beck
      Beck 24 December 2013 18: 09
      0
      Quote: propolsky
      "Soldier" order, we gave it only for military operations, many were awarded for Afghanistan, in peacetime they were given "For Service to the Motherland", and this is only for daily work in wartime. Respect!


      For me, it was precisely the Order of the Red Star that was equivalent to the St. George Cross. The Order of Glory is more political.
  20. tank64rus
    tank64rus 24 December 2013 18: 16
    +4
    My Dad was awarded three "Stars" for four years on the front line in intelligence. I was represented by 86 for the 4th unit of the NPP. The performance went to Moscow but it’s not destiny. And the order is really popular.
  21. Leo65
    Leo65 24 December 2013 18: 34
    0
    Friends, how would you know for what the order was given? Can I use the number? The wife's grandfather - "Red Star", 54 years old. Grandfather is a firefighter.
    1. Beck
      Beck 24 December 2013 18: 53
      0
      Quote: Leo65
      Friends, how would you know for what the order was given? Can I use the number? The wife's grandfather - "Red Star", 54 years old. Grandfather is a firefighter.


      If for military merits, then you need to make a request to the archive of the Ministry of Defense. And if the fireman is probably for saving someone or for extinguishing. But in this case, I don’t know where to turn.
  22. 2я19
    2я19 24 December 2013 19: 04
    +1
    My grandfather was awarded the Red Star, and carried out the wounded under mortar fire. Itself was listed as the second machine-gun calculation number.
  23. Walking
    Walking 24 December 2013 19: 43
    +4
    One should be proud of honestly deserved orders, it was wild for me to hear how the Balts threw their awards onto the square during the collapse of the USSR, they can easily see them.
    1. CALL.
      CALL. 25 December 2013 05: 34
      0
      The Baltic states have always been puffed up to show that they are Europe. Although the Germans never let them go beyond the threshold.
      On mossy, muddy shores
      Blackened huts here and there,
      Shelter of the poor chuhontsa;
  24. invisibility
    invisibility 24 December 2013 22: 13
    -1
    According to the military, a beautiful, laconic order.
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  26. Victor Alekseev
    Victor Alekseev 25 December 2013 09: 21
    0
    They presented my grandfather to the red star (found a performance on the feat of the people) but did not, someone wrote in red pencil on the performance for courage. Gave for courage ....
    1. redwar6
      redwar6 22 January 2014 18: 03
      0
      And my great-grandfather to the Red Banner was represented, given Courage.
  27. badger1974
    badger1974 28 December 2013 12: 45
    0
    Quote: RUSS
    There is no USSR, there is no Soviet Army with its symbols, there is no communist state ideology, so the old awards are unlikely to be returned, on the contrary, from the old orders, for example, Suvorov and Nakhimov, new founders in the form of crosses.
    I think differently, since the combat identification marks of the Soviet system remained the same as Russian tricolors. aviation, navy, land, and so on, and the units that have the status of guards in general haven’t changed their red combat banners, so you need to return the awards, in any case, countries where they honor their history do just that, in Germany the iron and knight’s cross (without swastika) are still there is and will be
  28. Snoop
    Snoop 10 January 2014 12: 05
    0
    Does it seem so to me alone? Soviet orders and medals are generally well executed, design is what is needed. But heraldists of the past developed some awesome awards. Well, change the inscriptions on the medals - remove the proletarians of all countries, unite, I don’t know, God bless the king ... that's all. To remove military awards with history, traditions ... and change to a remake))) Probably it is much more pleasant for servicemen to receive a medal with history as a reward than some new-fashioned crosses.
  29. redwar6
    redwar6 22 January 2014 17: 51
    0
    My great-grandfather had one, I don’t even know for what exactly .. For Kursk, it seems. For Stalingrad, the Red Banner and Courage, I don’t know any more awards, in 1945 he pulled out a tunic with awards and documents, like this.