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    Soviet Union in World War II, Battle of Stalingrad, Soviet awards (1924-1991), Mongolian awards (1924-1991), Bulgarian awards (1908-1943)

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  1. I'm pretty sure these are two different pieces. Just compare these details:
  2. Are you sure both images show the same piece? The hammer and sickle emblems are certainly two different pieces, and the edge of the sabre looks different as well on both orders...
  3. Well, technically the Red Banner is a higher award than the Orders of Kutuzov, Suvorov, Khmelnitsky, etc., even though those are much rarer.
  4. The hammer and sickle emblem is heavily polished and the entire piece is severely tarnished, making it not the most attractive piece out there, but it seems to be an original one.
  5. I don't think so, the order is on eBay currently. A final chance to get this one for a fair price ;-)
  6. I don't have anything relevant to add, just wanted to remark that both photos show a lovely cloth version of the Mongolian pre-1961 enamel ribbon for the Order of the Red Banner (near the center on the first photo and bottom left on the second photo). Compare to this enamel one: http://gmic.co.uk/topic/16721-enamel-ribbon-bars/?tab=comments#comment-162557
  7. It's good. Everything he sells is original.
  8. That's about right. They have some wound award decrees from the early 1950s though, but this 1972 award won't be on the website.
  9. It's a little linguistic joke; if you were to pronounce the word 'copy' as if it were Cyrillic it would sound like 'soru'. But all jokes aside, the order is fake unfortunately. Yes, they did make fakes in the 90s.
  10. The buyer must have realized his mistake, because it's back: https://www.ebay.com/itm/282970027524
  11. The center medallion has just been polished quite rigorously I think. They even did a bit of the rim, as the last photo shows. The serial number in particular is absolutely textbook, it's very hard to fake that.
  12. Yes, I had found that service record too. Quite unusual indeed! I also requested his service record from the archives, which turned out to be a different, albeit very similar one. I had not yet dug through Pamyat Naroda, so thank you for that map and the war diary pages! I'm still amazed sometimes at how much information can be found online nowadays. The research for some of my award groups and single awards comprises no less than hundreds of pages, all found by digging through that treasure trove. One of my groups is to a war experience officer, and I was able to find dozens of analyses and reports he wrote. Extremely interesting stuff. Anyway, thanks for posting the documents and I'm glad I'm not the only one enjoying that resource
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