"Heroes of the Soviet Union". The ultimate complete
reference guide to HEROES of the SOVIET UNION! This rare
and sought-after 2 volume encyclopedia is the "Hall of
Fame" of the USSR Military with an entry for each
recipient. A capsule biography describes the feat for which
the Title of Hero was given and lists all the other
decorations earned by each Hero. Where available, a
photograph is provided. There are a number of females, and
also some Cosmonauts featured among the Heroes.
Each big 8 3/8" x 10 1/2" hard-bound volume contains over
850 pages and thousands of short articles and photographs.
All Russian text, but basic terms such as dates and
locations are easily understood if you have a Russian-
English dictionary. This is a must-have ready reference
containing entries for recipients from the medal's
institution right up to the Afghan War. There is no finer
or more complete work on the subject! This out of print set
is itself a worthy collector's item. Our highest
Very good to excellent condition with shelf wear to the
covers. The pages are clean.