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  1. The Russian State Courier Service awarded some very attractive badges to denote its last 2 jubilees. Firstly, for 210 Years of Russian Courier Communications. Established on 22 July 2005 by Order 250 and awarded to employees of the State Courier Service of Russia, for exemplary performance of official duties, for achieving good results in service (work), and to mark the 210th anniversary of Russian state courier communications. May be awarded to other persons for assistance in solving the assigned tasks of the State Courier Service of Russia. And more recently, for 220 Years of Russian Courier Communications. Established on 2 August 2016 by Order 241 and awarded to employees of the GFS of Russia who have served (worked) in the state courier system of Russia for not less than 1 year: to officers of the bodies of federal courier communications for initiative, diligence and excellence in performance; to federal civil servants who occupy posts in the state civil service in bodies of federal courier communications for excellent and efficient civil service; to employees of territorial bodies of the GFS of Russia for the faithful performance of duties; to other persons for assistance in solving the tasks assigned to the GFS Russia. Plain reverse with screw back.
  2. TacHel

    WW1 Commemorative piece

    Is there no limit to your talent... Marvelous pieces!!
  3. Still nada... So many were made. And the way they were bestowed at first, there was no way to regain control.
  4. New MVD of Russia medal: Medal "For strengthening international police cooperation" Established on 20 April 2017 by ministerial order 220. Awarded to employees of law enforcement agencies, federal state civil servants, employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and, in some cases other persons, for significant contribution to strengthening and developing cooperation with law enforcement agencies of foreign states and International organizations.
  5. Hey Francois!

    Regarding the thread "Federal Agency for Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons", I guess you already have seen these two links: http://www.sammler.ru/index.php?showtopic=73669

    and here pages 100-103 : https://issuu.com/voinbrat/docs/vb5_45__2008_web

    Tell me if you need help with translation.

    BR / Igor

    1. TacHel


      I go on SAMMLER.RU almost daily.  But had missed the 2nd link.  Thanks!   

    2. Egorka


      Francois, check it out: I asked the guy in the thread and he confirmed the symbolism of the white-blue-red gems.

  6. And now... Jubilee Medal "25 Years of the Federal Agency for the Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons". Est. 2017-05-10 Order № 111. Not the most attractive thing I've seen...
  7. A new medal established by popular demand and approved by minister Shoigu in November 2016. Medal "Veteran of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" Est. 2016-11-24 order № 770. Awarded for many years of honest service in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation if previously awarded state awards of the Russian Federation (or of the USSR), or awarded the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour or of Gratitude, or if awarded two or more Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation departmental decorations, and having served with no disciplinary problems for 25 years or more in calendar years at the time of retirement from the military. It is here with its Soviet predecessor and the Soviet medal for veteran of labour. I find it odd the ribbon chosen is more similar to the the Soviet civilian than the military medal.
  8. TacHel

    Recent 1/9 busts

  9. TacHel

    Recent 28mm projects

    Great precision work! Love Klink and Schultz!
  10. Nah... Today's copy of правда will do...
  11. Nice! This in your collection?
  12. TacHel

    Awards of Electronic Warfare Troops

    I posted the order of precedence for medals earlier in another post, anything new, unless specifically mentioned in its establishment order, goes at the end of the line. As for these breast badges, they go below state awards worn in a similar fashion in the order of establishement as per medals. Since these are mostly bestowed to NCOs and junior officers, thet don't have to shuffle much out of the way unlike their generals...
  13. The Russian Defense Ministry continues to issue awards quite specific to branches and specialities. These are for Electronic Warfare Troops: Medal "For Service in Electronic Warfare Troops" Awarded to military personnel of all ranks of the Electronic Warfare Troops of the Russian Federation with at least 5 years of service, for valour, ingenuity and courage displayed during service, for excellent performance of duties. May also be awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation, whose actions helped in the development and establishment of the Electronic Warfare Troops of the Russian Federation. Decoration "For Merit" of Electronic Warfare Troops awarded to officers and warrant officers. Decoration "For Distinction" of Electronic Warfare Troops awarded to soldiers, sergeants and master sergeants.
  14. TacHel

    Unknown award with UN connectuion?

    Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM). Medal "Participant in emergency humanitarian operations". Established on 27 December 1995 by ministerial order 885. Awarded to individuals or organisations for their involvement in humanitarian relief operations and contributions to the organization of such future actions as well as for dedication and courage. The medal is also awarded with English text in lieu of Russian. This is the only medal of this ministry NOT on a pentagonal mount, probably because it is awarded to so many foreigners. No idea why they slapped "UN" on it... Not mentioned in any of the texts.