Soviet Bravery & Good Conduct Military Medals
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Nakhimov Medal, Var. 3 (with small numerals in the serial number), #13017, circa 1970s-80s. One of the last Nakhimov Medals ever made. In near mint condition, probably the best we've ever had.
Medal for Valor, Type 2 Var. 1, #2743047, circa mid- to late-1945. In very fine to excellent condition, far better than vast majority of Valor Medals of WW2 period.
Medal for Valor, Type 2 Var. 3 (unnumbered Cold War version), late 1940s through early 1990s. Unlike the Combat Service Medal, Valor Medal (aka Medal for Bravery) was never issued simply for length of service. During 1980s, quite a few of them were awarded for service in Afghanistan. In excellent condition and includes original suspension in brass.
Medal for Combat Service, Type 1, Var. 1 (with engraved serial number, small suspension and "Mondvor" screw plate), #20763, awarded in March 1942 to a Partisan Platoon Commander. In November - December 1941, when the Soviet partisan movement was still in its infancy, he led a number of bold strikes on enemy garrisons in his native Stalino (Donetsk) region of eastern Ukraine. During the Soviet general offensive in January 1942, he provided substantial support to the regular Red Army units by conducting reconnaissance in the same area and finding a route of advance for the Soviet tanks. A highly uncommon award commendation! The medal includes original Variation 1 suspension and screw plate and aside from the missing back plate, is in excellent condition. Comes with archival research.
Medal for Combat Service, Type 1, Var. 3, #137950, December 1942 award to a 22 years old female paramedic of the 19th Rifle Division, Western Front. She selflessly helped wounded and sick soldiers on the front lines during the ill- fated Operation Mars (aka Second Rzhev - Sychevka Operation), a part of the long and mostly futile Soviet offensive efforts that collectively became known as the "Rzhev Meatgrinder". When her unit retreated, she fearlessly remained at her post until the Soviet troops returned. The medal is in very fine condition, above the average for its type. Comes with archival research.
Medal for Combat Service, Type 2, Var. 3 (with U-shaped eyelet), #3185478, circa 1946-47. A very fine example on original WW2 type suspension.
Armed Forces Veteran Medal, 1970s-80s. Variation with a mint mark "LMD" on the eyelet. In excellent condition.
Medal for Irreproachable Service in the Armed Forces, 1st cl. (for 20 years of service), 1960s-1980s. In near mint condition. Comes with original storage / issue box.
Medal for Irreproachable Service in the Armed Forces, 2nd cl. (for 15 years of service), 1960s-80s. In near mint condition; comes with original storage / issue box.
Medal for Irreproachable Service in the Armed Forces, 3rd cl. (for 10 years of service), 1960s-1980s. In near mint condition. Comes with original storage / issue box.
Document for a Medal for Irreproachable Service in the Armed Forces, 3rd cl., awarded in 1960 to a Sergeant Major. A relatively uncommon issue to an NCO for 10 years of uninterrupted service. In excellent condition.
Medal for Distinguished Military Service, 1st cl., 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Medal for Distinguished Military Service, 2nd cl., 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
Award document for Distinguished Military Service Medal, 1st cl., 1990 issue to a serviceman of the elite 98th Guards Airborne Division. A very uncommon certificate issued just a year before the collapse of the USSR. In excellent condition.
Medal for Strengthening Combat Cooperation, 1980s. Near mint condition.