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  1. Im my humble opinion, it is a complete fabrication aimed at deception for a quick buck...
  2. During the (now regretably defunct) 2011 Quebec city international military tatoo, there was a touching ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with at its center, the visiting NYPD band. The combined bands of the Royal Air Force (UK), Royal Air Force (Belgium), Band of the Royal Canadian Artillery and R22R band backing the central band of the Russian Army and Red Army choir singing GOD BLESS AMERICA... Yes, I know... The surprised faces of the Americans was only matched by those of the RAF personnel trying to chat with the Vandoos in the scarlets and bear skins that mostly only spoke French... It was quite amusing! This is the video of that ceremony, go forward to minute 3:06 for a short personnal story from the NYPD or to 05:46 for the musical portion... QUITE GOOD!!! We had front row seats barely 50 feet from the NYPD band... I still get goose bumps seeing this.
  3. Might I suggest that before you do visit, drop an e-mail to the regimental museum, they might have info on your uncle. I've seen a few buddies of mine return from their visit with a treasure of previously unknown info on relatives including photos. It is an older model lapel pin from the American Fraternal Order of Eagles.
  4. Nice stuff, great family history. If you haven't yet visited the R22R museum in the Quebec citadelle, I urge you to do so in the future. When you do, bring your uncle's items, especially photos and the note books, I guarantee you the curator will be interested. The medal collection at the citadelle is the largest I've seen to date.
  5. I haven't seen any official numbers at all. I'll ask on a few Russian forums but don't hold your breath... They kind of lost control on numbers in the 90s. Add to that the fact these were also produced and bestowed in Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Armenia...
  6. Just got this puppy in. I find it one of the most attractive badges in the quite extensive Russian inventory. Breast badge "210 Years of Russian Courier Communications"
  7. Russian Federation Miscelaneous

    Part of my Russian collection, all post 1991. This album contains awards from the state and smaller ministries and departments.
  8. 1914 Wiederholungsspange

    It looks like a period piece but I always remain weary of anything German devoid of a maker's mark...
  9. Russian National Guard

  10. Just learned from an expert it's probably a fake... The maker's mark on the suspension loop is a bit off...
  11. Medals for generals...

    On the way from Moscow
  12. Another medal for a parade

    On the way from Moscow.