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  1. It would help if the scans were sharper... The recipient is a man with surname CHUGUNKOV A.I. (the way you wrote the surname whould mean that was a woman). He worked as a loader, i.e. the guy whose tasks was to move heavy loads (the word "lumberjack" is stricken out and "loader" is written on top). I believe, CHUGUNKOV was indeed an inmate or former inmate in the correctional facility. The facility was located at or near settlement Sos'va in Sverdlovsk region and was mainly lumber cutting and transportation.
  2. I am glad to help! The scan of this document is not that sharp... But it looks like the recipient is a woman - CHUMKOVA T.S. Grammatical surname spelling implies that the recipient is a woman (ЧУМКОВУ Т.С.). If it was a man, this would read ЧУМКОВА Т.С. п/я УЕ-394/1З п/я - почтовый ящик - post box. This was also a notation used, when the name of organization was no used in open communication. УЕ-394/1З - this is code for the correctional facility. Today its called ФКУ ИК №13. http://www.list-org.com/company/930716/map
  3. These are two exactly the same gramotas issued on the same date, 30 April 1945, to two people - man and wife. The man was mechanical engineer at Orutukan plant. The woman also worked at the plant. These two are exactly the same as yours, with exactly the same text. I believe, KUDRIAVTSEV was a colleague of this couple - a civilian engineer or a worker.
  4. That is right, but it doesn’t indicate directly, that this particular man was in NKVD service. Not only GULAG inmates lived and worked in the area, hence this man could had been a so called “freely employed”. There is no rank. The paper itself was signed by the Head of labour union and the Head of the local Com. party organisation. I cannot quite clearly see the stamp, but doesn’t look like it supports NKVD theory either.
  5. Hello and thank you for sharing! Why do you think the recipient was in NKVD? I don't really see any direct indication of that.
  6. Good one, Nick! Here is one of the actions described in the citation. When rifle battalion commander Lt. IVASHKO replaced wounded company commander on 31 July 1944 in the engagement near village Stefanivka. The citation and the map describe 2 attacks by 1 and 20 Hungarian infantry divisions supported by 2 tanks, which took place at 18:30.
  7. We can all learn from this thread!!! I have! I think, I will use the same approach too. Or is it copy-righted? In that case I will do the same out of spite.
  8. Thank you very much for sharing! Very impressive and educational!
  9. Note, that the sabre handle and the rifle butt were also removed. I think someone as trying to make a generic silver star out the order.
  10. Good eye! You almost gave me a heart attack. And rightfully so. The averse photo appears to be NOT of the piece I have. I reused the photo from the seller, who must have mixed them up. I will need to make averse photo of my object and post it here.
  11. Well... about 65Gb of data. Not much, as it's been estimated that the Internet weighs about the same as a medium-sized egg (50g). 😀 Example of the information in the protocol: ORB # 114821 being awarded to Petty Officer 2st Class PROKAZOV, Baltic Fleet. ( http://gmic.co.uk/topic/74228-boris-prokozov/?tab=comments#comment-673823 )
  12. Yes,It think this is the same one. The hammer and sickle is indeed fell victim of the "restoration"... Plus, due to thermal impact in replacing enamel the surface got new artefacts. But I believe it is the same badge. What do you think?
  13. Linking a serial number to a name and unit is also possible with award handout protocols. I have the Navy protocol document set at my disposal. It covers almost all the Marine awards and the recipient names. With some extra online effort, this allows identification of by far most of the Navy numbered awards.
  14. Paul, that is the same order. First how it looked dug up and later when enamel restored. I would have kept it as it was. But the traders though to get more money that way... Money makes this world go round... Shame... But I was grabbed by the story and decided, that this unfortunate restoration should not be an obstacle for me.
  15. The awards marked "БУТАФОРИЯ" were produced for theatres and movie production.
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