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Group of Two Award Documents to Senior Sergeant Pavel Rzhavskiy, 114th Rifle Division, 52nd Army, 1st Ukrainian Front.

Award Certificate for a Medal for the Defense of the Soviet Polar Region, #022632 (Series "B"), issued on 18 June 1945. The document shows ink stamp of the 114th Rifle Division and is hand-signed by the unit's Chief of Artillery, Colonel Lapshin.

The Defense of the Polar Region document is in good condition. Shows mild finger print staining to the exterior which is not too detractive. There are tiny tears along the edge, not too detractive. The spine is intact, without significant separations. The interior pages are clean. The unit stamp is faint but leg

Award Certificate for a Medal for the Defense of the Soviet Polar Region, #022632 (Series "B"), issued on 18 June 1945. The document shows ink stamp of the 114th Rifle Division and is hand-signed by the unit's Chief of Artillery, Colonel Lapshin.

The Defense of the Polar Region document is in good condition. Shows mild finger print staining to the exterior which is not too detractive. There are tiny tears along the edge, not too detractive. The spine is intact, without significant separations. The interior pages are clean. The unit stamp is faint but legible, especially under the UV light.

Award Certificate for a Medal for Victory over Germany, #0375227 (Series "F"), issued on 10 March 1946 by the 2201st Howitzer Artillery Regiment. Shows unit stamp and hand- signed by its commander Colonel Dobrovolskiy.

The Victory document is in excellent condition, very crisp and almost immaculately clean. The stamp and hand-written entries are perfectly legible.

According to the information available in Volume X Red Swarm of the Charles Sharp's Soviet WWII Order of Battle series, the 114th Rifle Division where Sr. Sgt. Rzhavskiy served at the end of the war was a highly distinguished unit. Comprised primarily of ethnic Bashkirs from the southern Urals region, it was raised just before the Battle of Stalingrad in which the division initially fought under the 4th Tank Army and then the 24th Army, Don Front. Later, it took part in the Fourth (final) Battle of Kharkov, contributed to the liberation of central Ukraine as part of the 2nd Ukrainian Front, fought its way through Poland and eastern Germany with the 1st Belorussian Front, and ended the war in Czechoslovakia. For its outstanding performance throughout the Patriotic War, 114th Division received the honorific titles of "Kremenchugskaya" and "Aleksandrovskaya" and three decorations: Orders of the Red Banner, Suvorov and Bogdan Khmelnitsky - an exceptionally high level of recognition for any single unit!
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