Medal in Commemoration of the 800th Anniversary of Moscow.
In copper, approx. 37 mm wide. In excellent condition. Comes
on original brass suspension device with new ribbon.
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This award was the first Soviet non-military medal
introduced after the end of WW2. In 1947, Moscow was still
recovering from the effects of the 1941 German siege, the
air raids, and the hardship of the war years. The
anniversary celebrations - and the medal issued on the
occasion to distinguished citizens of the city - were
designed by the Soviet leadership to boost the morale of the
Soviet population and present a picture of strength to the