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Medal (Award Badge) to a Citizen of the Blockaded Leningrad, 1989 issue.

Both the suspension and medallion are in solid brass with enamels and high quality lacquer finish. The medallion is 27 mm wide. It shows the Admiralty building which is one of the most recognizable Leningrad / St. Petersburg landmarks, a wreath, and memorial flame. The inscription "900 Days / 900 Nights" signifies the ordeal of the citizens of the city subjected to the round-the-clock bombardment and shelling during the nearly three-year long siege. The reverse of the medallion has raised inscription "To a Dweller of the Blockaded Leningrad". The light green enamel on

Both the suspension and medallion are in solid brass with enamels and high quality lacquer finish. The medallion is 27 mm wide. It shows the Admiralty building which is one of the most recognizable Leningrad / St. Petersburg landmarks, a wreath, and memorial flame. The inscription "900 Days / 900 Nights" signifies the ordeal of the citizens of the city subjected to the round-the-clock bombardment and shelling during the nearly three-year long siege. The reverse of the medallion has raised inscription "To a Dweller of the Blockaded Leningrad". The light green enamel on the suspension with dark green stripe in the middle represents the ribbon of the Medal for the Defense of Leningrad. The reverse of the suspension shows ЛМД ("LMD") logo of the Leningrad Mint.

In excellent condition. The enamel and details are perfect. There are a few tiny marks to the center of the medal that are not detractive - no other significant wear. The pin attachment is fully functional.

This medal was established and struck at the Leningrad Mint in 1989, one of the last official decorations of the Soviet era. Requirements for being awarded with it were rather stringent: it was issued exclusively to people who had spent no less than four months in Leningrad during the Nazi blockade and had NOT been awarded with a standard WW2 Medal for the Defense of Leningrad (the latter was issued to civilians and military personnel who had taken part in the defense, either on the frontlines or as members of civil defense teams.) The Leningrad Blockade Survivor's medal (or "Badge" according to Soviet hierarchy of awards) gave its recipient a monthly pension and some special privileges. Later, there were apparently several attempts in Russian legislature to widen the pool of people eligible for the award, but they all went nowhere, so the original restrictions remained in place.

This badge of a blockade survivor can be a nice addition to the collection that already includes a WW2 Medal for the Defense of Leningrad.
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