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  1. Well, the list expands. This is not a ducky-pheasant. It is a dove! Unlike European culture, a dove in Japanese traditional culture is a symbol of war, not peace. A dove (hato) is symbolic animal and messenger of Hachiman - the the syncretic divinity of archery and war and the divine protector of Japan, the Japanese people and the Imperial House, the Minamoto clan ("Genji") and most samurai worshipped him.
  2. I know of 3 symbolic birds in Japanese culture: a crane, a pheasant, a crow. It is definitely not a crane. I hope not! Cranes look much different. Could be a three-legged crow (Yatagarasu). But here the most important attribute - three legs - is nowhere in sight. So I go with duck-looking pheasant.
  3. In Japan the pheasant is a divine messenger for Amaterasu, the great sun goddess. Amaterasu is a focal point of the Shinto pantheon. She is the ruler of the heavens, so her association with the pheasant made this creature an important symbol of power, abundance and promise. Me thinks so.
  4. Very tasteful and nice! Will use it from now. If I may suggest, the magnifying glass should magnify a bit more. To my taste at least.
  5. Latgale guerrilla regiment (Latgales partizanu pulks) was formed of several guerrilla groups operating against the Bolsheviks in northern Latgale. By the autumn of 1919, the number of the regiment reached 1500 people. February 23, 1922 Latgale guerrilla regiment was disbanded and partly converted into a battalion, which was accepted on April 1 2nd Battalion of the 9th Infantry Regiment Rezekne. The badge of the regiment was approved November 10, 1921. It has the form of a Maltese cross covered with black enamel, with 1mm silver edging. At the upper end of the cross - silver "dead head", on the bottom - regiment formation year "1919". In the centre there is the Latvian national emblem (the first version): the rising sun with three five-pointed stars. Between the ends of the cross - crossed swords, 40 mm long. This military unit takes its origins from several guerrilla groups formed in the occupied Bolsheviks Augshkurzeme townships (Upper Kurland). After the retreat of the Red Army scattered guerrilla units were combined into Augshkurzemsky guerrilla regiment on June 13, 1919. June 20, the regiment was included in the Latvian army, and on August 16 converted to the 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Jelgava regiment.
  6. Wonderful and evocative!
  7. Oh, thanks, TacHel. The pleasure was mine researching this! As you see it is not quite like some other ORBs. The award decree contains 15 recomendations for the HSU! The whole assault team. They all went up approved for HSU all the way from regiment to army council level. But then at the end they all got ORB instead. The regiment itself was one the destinguished ones and also participated in battle of Berlin. The awardee survived the war.
  8. The 4th grade soldier's St. George cross # 174604 should be app. 1904 for Russia - Japan war. The Russian letters "Ж" stands for Yellow, and "М" for Metal. So if it does not look yellow, it is no right, IMHO.
  9. The rivets on the reverse imply that the frontal elements are presumably reused from real pieces (a "common" practice in low tier jewellery). But take, f.ex. central medallion, it only resembles the common Prussian medal design, but not quite the same. I cannot match it to other Prussian medals. Maybe I am wrong, but I think it is custom made up after medal's design.
  10. The article was published in March 2014 and the hero was alive then, age 82. This is Google translated so hold on tight to your chair! Noble Shepherd Greeting After Kasiettїї-IB, the charity is a blessed region. After the period during which thrive even more union-lake box and prosperity, and that is true fame. Here dripping with the blood of the umbilical cord, the lives of everyone living in the past to change the model also was happy. We realize that most daўazaluu great man - the Hero of Socialist Labor, depicted on terry Abdraev, could be. During the last century 70 berekelїї district "CEE workshop" of the spheres is one of the leading animal husbandry developed farms used to. And ordinary shepherd, white papers duldu- Lou, the owner of several governmental awards, Kyrgyzstan Greeting Abdraev share valuable as the master of the economy. Let us be the beginning of the speech. After the year 1932, nearly one-step standard Tєlєktїn hips Ashuu davanındagı Greeting had been born into the summer. After that occurs geothermal lake in obedience to the authority of the issuer and the Soviet people around kolhozdoşturuu, arteldeştirїї Convinced that shared moment. Times are changing for the period which must be placed in the time of the new born baby be blessed, and may have led to the greatest serenity that they had the best of welcome kasiettїї CEE workshop are invited to prayer in the sacred name. Indeed, in those years there were more єlkєbїzdє lake in the courtroom unlike many regions of storing çєlkєmdє benevolence tєgїlїp. Therefore Kuttubaydı blessed with the population that led to the lucky people that kєrїşє. Moreover the proportion of childhood çoўoygon terry ten years as a flock of sheep and began his career as an attendant. During the years of the Great Patriotic War Lenin- degrees blocking more than one million people who wanted to ensure the meat jїndї soў- kєldїktєrdїn terry Abdraev, was there, too. Despite kiçїїsїnє war landscaped rear orukçuluk Kuttubaydan skewed past life. All across the front, eager to help, he was added to the sweetness. Tїyşїktїї years, caregivers welcome component has been published thanks somoldun District contentment. Bova's first formal Machiavellian thrilling prize. Was that reward lucky, whatever the result of hard work and the various gifts of welcome guys escape. Elїїnçї district, regional newspapers ushered in the "United We drive the success of herders" interview, this is a gross. Commitment to the Union at the time, was a dream that serves actively on behalf of the motherland beautiful. Such patriotic sentiment is supported by the heads of districts and confidence terry Bova is very large. So once honorable profession shepherds Redeemer natural air command destined for fame and glory, was summoned єtєlgєlїї єmїrdї-month award each year. Take care of the sheep fat asıragandın admires himself in the lake's natural dilemma does, durable. When he ancestral kindiktїї їçїnbї, so learning a few tricks. In the middle of the month in the summer, the cool night air of sheep grazing in a pasture directly, şirelїї Sometimes fortified towns grew back ridges, tired, tired, and the Government and the party was doing to increase each year before the plan. Its competitions is the victory of the Socialist Republic was a nine-time winner. This peerless feats of heroic Guess what? 1970 hundred ewes 150-160 out of commission here, kasiettїї sat reach leading positions in the region of Naryn. Greeting Bova introduce the practice of shepherds, publish newspapers, magazines, radio and television continued to broadcast. Several times in the national, provincial and district level seminar on his palace, pasture and deployed its effective їyrєnїşçї experience. Worldly union justified the toil of his pedigree, "Animal Farm Wizard" on account of the high-rank powers Ryshkany overall, into joy. Working across the Union is an unprecedented rallies delegate its kєkїrєgї full of awards, medals and photographs, and "Ala Mountain shelter shepherd pakçan" daўazalaşıp, the union announced a number of newspapers and magazines. He prepared many times on television, services, radio replaced ukturuu- s. Still, it's hard to become a star of applause. 2 was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Soviet Union, the highest-ranking and senior award. Awards, medals, honorary certificates ñ calculate the WTO. In 1976, work was the culmination of baalanışının Sotsia- imperialist awarded the title of Hero of Labor. Smart people are happy in general in this case. In his Aytaliev tєkmєlїk rosy there tєkkєnї. In addition, 7 years ago, is not it, "everyone living in the lake Manas", the festival remained Soў- television essay about the Rio seized'd seen sїyїngєn. Yes, the hero from afar uksaў meet him and hear is a proverb, and the man at the same time, seventy five oclock jєpjєnєkєy, quiet old age. Today it is very draev the formal name of their nation's history as a legend and hearth. Healing a long illness at the age of 82, he refused to share oh behavior. His work, daўazası will be mentioned as a model for youth.
  11. Yes, please, share his photo. In the mean while I found a whole article about the hero. Are not you in luck today? You just need to lean Kyrgyz language first.
  12. Paul, there is a name on the award certificate: ABDRAEV KUTUBAY. He was born in 1932. So very unlikely to have any WW2 period medals. He was awarded HSUL in Dec 1976 for his work a Senior Shepherd in Sovhoz «Сон-Куль». He could have looked like this.
  13. Can't help smiling...