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  1. Egorka (Igor) just sent me the research for my Order of the Red Banner. Excellent and incredibly fast work! I highly recommend the gentleman's services! I was half expecting an award for long service, imagine my surprise at reading this.... AWARD CITATION GUSCHA VASILY ANISIMOVICH, Guards rifleman, Machine gunner, 1st MG company, 151th Guards Rifle Regiment, 52nd Guards Rifle "Order of Lenin" and "Order of Suvorov" Rigskaya Division. Recommended for "HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION" Brief and specific description of the personal feat or merit "As a member of an assault team he exhibited bravery during the crossing of the Oder river on 26 March 1945. After reaching the dam, comrade GUSCHA, using his machine gun, took out the German machine gunner who was preventing our landing crafts from disembarking at the dam. The engagement turned into close combat and comrade GUSCHA exhibiting audacity and bravery annihilated eight enemy soldiers with grenades and machine gun fire. This bridgehead on the left bank of the river was held by a small assault group of 7-8 people until the arrival of reinforcements. The successful capture of the bridgehead ensured the achievement of all the unit's objectives. For his exemplary execution of orders of the command and for exhibiting heroism in a fight with a superior enemy comrade GUSCHA is worthy of the title "HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION". I. YDICH, Guards Colonel, Commander 151th Guards Rifle Regiment, 29 March 1945. Conclusion of the superiors Worthy of "HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION" KOZIN, Guards Major-General, Commander 52nd Guards Rifle "Order of Lenin" and "Order of Suvorov" Rigskaya Division, 29 March 1945. Worthy of "HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION" KAZANKIN, Guards Lieutenant-General, Commander 12th Guards Rifle Corps, 29 March 1945. Conclusion of the Army Council Worthy of "HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION" KUZNETSOV, Colonel-General, Commander 3rd Shock Army LITVINOV, Major-General, Member of 3rd Shock Army military council Awarded Order "RED BANNER" Decree of 3rd Shock Army # 051-H dated 11 April 1945 Other awards: Medal for Bravery 16.12.1944 Order of the Red Star 15.08.1944 Order of the Red Star 27.10.1944 Medal for the capture of Berlin Medal for Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War
  2. Thanks, I was quite surprised myself!
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    New MVD medal

    Medal "I.D. Putilin" Established on 20 April 2017. Awarded to employees of bodies of internal affairs for special services in the organization and implementation of operational and investigative activities, for a significant contribution to the fight against criminality and the detection of crimes, for scientific and technical support and the training of qualified personnel for the operational divisions of bodies of internal affairs.
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    Russian ribbon bar ID needed

    I believe the top row contains 5 ribbons of varying widths: 2, 3 and 5 from the Russian MoD. The 1st ribbon might be the state Jubilee Medal "300 Years of the Russian Navy", it would explain its position in front of MoD awards. The only similar ribbon known to me is for the Soviet Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 1st class and I find that quite difficult to believe considering the absence of any related WW2 ribbons. The 2nd is the Medal "For Military Valour" 2nd Class, the 3rd is from the Russian MoD but not clear enough for a positive ID, the 5th looks like the medal for 150 Years of Railway Troops of Russia. The bottom possibly contains 4 ribbons also of varying widths, my guess would be public awards (unofficial).
  5. Medal "Marshal of the Soviet Union A.M. Vasilevsky" (Медаль «Маршал Советского Союза А.М.Василевский») Awarded to officers of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and officers of operational directorates, divisions (departments) of the branches of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, of military districts, of the Northern Fleet, of arms of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, for exemplary performance of military duties and high performance indicators, with service of 10 years or more. The medal may also be awarded to citizens who are in the reserve or retired, for previous military service in the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces who have served in the military for 25 years or more, as well as to other citizens of the Russian Federation, for assistance in solving the tasks assigned to the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Medal "Army General Shtemenko" (Медаль «Генерал армии Штеменко») Awarded to officers of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, to military and civilian personnel of the organs of organisational mobilisation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation or of structural units for the protection of State secrets of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, who served (worked) in organs of organisational mobilisation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, in military commissariats, in structural units for the protection of State secrets of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, for a minimum of five calendar years: for great personal contribution to mobilisation readiness of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, for the organisation and participation in activities aimed at the mobilisation readiness of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, for the implementation of activities aimed at the protection of State secrets of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The medal may be awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation who have served (worked) in organs of organisational mobilisation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation or of structural units for the protection of State secrets of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, with a total service (work) time of more than 25 calendar years, it may also be awarded to sympathetic citizens of the Russian Federation for assistance in solving the tasks assigned to the organs of organisational mobilisation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation or of structural units for the protection of State secrets of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
  6. Medal "Army General Yakovlev" (Established on 23 January 2018 by Order 17) Awarded to servicemen (with greater seniority and rank), employees (with greater seniority and rank), federal state civil servants, troops of the National Guard of the Russian Federation, temporarily replacing in military managerial positions (commanders, directors) of structural units of the central office of the National Guard of the Russian Federation, operational-territorial associations, formations, military units of the troops of the national guard, territorial bodies of the National Guard of the Russian Federation, organizations of higher education and other organizations of the troops of the National Guard and their deputies, as well as those who pass military service (service) in posts related to management of subdivisions, with at least 3 years in those positions: for the able leadership of military units (organizations) which contributed to the achievement of high performances in combat service and operational-service activities; for high professionalism shown in the management of military units (organizations) in the performance of combat service and operational-service tasks. May also be awarded to other citizens of the Russian Federation for assisting managers (commanders, directors) of military units (organizations) of the troops of the National Guard in carrying out the tasks assigned to them.
  7. 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.
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    WW1 Commemorative piece

    Is there no limit to your talent... Marvelous pieces!!
  9. Still nada... So many were made. And the way they were bestowed at first, there was no way to regain control.
  10. 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.
  11. RECOGNITION FOR OPERATION REASSURANCE AND OPERATION UNIFIER REFS: A. CANFORGEN 073/16 CMP 076/16 251912Z APR 16 B. CANFORGEN 003/09 CMP 002/09 081950Z JAN 09 C. CANFORGEN 096/09 CMP 042/09 201315Z MAY 09 FURTHER TO REF A, AFC HAS DETERMINED THAT THE USE OF THE EXISTING NATO AND EXPEDTION BARS TO THE SPECIAL SERVICE MEDAL IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE AND TIMELY METHOD TO RECOGNIZE SERVICE WITH OPS REASSURANCE AND UNIFIER RESPECTIVELY. HOWEVER, THE CDS HAS DIRECTED THE CF HONOURS POLICY COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT A HOLISTIC REVIEW OF THE SERVICE RECOGNITION FRAMEWORK AND INTENDS TO RECOMMEND TO THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES THAT THE TIME CRITERIA FOR CERTAIN MEDALS BE AMENDED IN DUE COURSE CONSEQUENTLY, AFC HAS APPROVED THE ADDITION OF THE FOL SERVICE TO THE ELIGIBILITY LISTS FOR CERTAIN CAMPAIGN AND SERVICE MEDALS, AS FOLLOWS: SPECIAL SERVICE MEDAL-NATO (SSM-NATO): (1) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS WHO DEPLOYED TO CAMPIA TURZII, ROMANIA, LITHUANIA AND SPANGDAHLEM AIRBASE IN GERMANY AS PART OF THE AIR TASK FORCE (ATF), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE NATO BALTIC AIR PATROL (BAP), SINCE 29 APRIL 2014 (OP REASSURANCE). NO MULTIPLYING FACTOR (2) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS WHO DEPLOYED TO EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE AS PART OF THE LAND TASK FORCE (LTF), SINCE 29 APRIL 2014 (OP REASSURANCE). NO MULTIPLYING FACTOR (3) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS WHO SERVED ONBOARD HMC SHIPS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEAS UNDER NATO SNMG2, SINCE 29 APRIL 2014 (OP REASSURANCE), PROVIDED THE SERVICE IS NOT COUNTED TOWARDS A NATO MEDAL. NO MULTIPLYING FACTOR. ONLY TIME SPENT UNDER NATO COMMAND IS ELIGIBLE - TRANSIT TIME DOES NOT COUNT. SERVICE UNDER NATO OPS ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR AND SEA GUARDIAN COUNTS TOWARDS THE APPROPRIATE NATO MEDALS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED NUMERALS AND NOT FOR THE SSM-NATO (4) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS DEPLOYED TO FORWARD LOGISTICS SITES (FLS) IN DIRECT SUPPORT OF HMC SHIPS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEAS UNDER NATO SNMG2 (WHEN THE SHIPS ARE NOT UNDER OPS ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR OR SEA GUARDIAN), SINCE 29 APRIL 2014 (OP REASSURANCE). NO MULTIPLYING FACTOR (5) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS IN LATVIA AS PART OR IN DIRECT SUPPORT OF THE ENHANCED FORWARD PRESENCE (EFP) BATTLEGROUP LATVIA, SINCE 22 APR 2017 (OP REASSURANCE). NO MULTIPLYING FACTOR SPECIAL SERVICE MEDAL-EXPEDITION (SSM-EXP): (1) SERVICE OF CAF MEMBERS WHO DEPLOYED TO UKRAINE TO PROVIDE MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO THE UKRAINIAN ARMED FORCES, SINCE 13 JUNE 2015 (OP UNIFIER)
  12. Federal Agency for Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons. A department of the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation. Medal for Strengthening the Brotherhood of Chemical Disarmament. I am still searching for the ministerial order and award criteria, if anybody knows where I can find them, please advise. All I've been able to discover so far is that it was instituted in 2007.
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
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    Recent 1/9 busts

    Wow...
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    Recent 28mm projects

    Great precision work! Love Klink and Schultz!
  17. Nah... Today's copy of правда will do...
  18. 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.
  19. Nice! This in your collection?
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    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...
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    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.
  22. "Honoured Fellow of the Federal Courier Service of the Russian Federation" («Почетный Сотрудник Государственной фельдъегерской службы Российской Федерации»). Awarded for special merit in the development and improvement of the State Courier Service of Russia over many years of conscientious work. It can be bestowed upon officers of the State Courier Service of Russia with seniority of twenty-five years or more with at least 15 of those years in the State Courier Service of Russia. The length of service includes service in bodies of internal affairs, military service, other service where there are special titles, as well as work in the State Courier Service of Russia in positions of employees or workers. To federal civil servants who occupy posts in the State Courier Service of Russia, employees of the State Courier Service of Russia in replacement positions not positions in the federal civil service system of the State Courier Service of Russia, as well as the workers and employees of territorial bodies of the State Courier Service of Russia and its subordinate organizations, who have twenty-five years seniority or more with at least 15 of those years in the State Courier Service of Russia. Type 1 at left, type 2 at right. The reverse has an area for a serial number.
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    INFO SEARCH FRENCH VETERAN

    All, One of my subordinates is retiring in a month's time after 37 years of service. He recently discovered while going through his deceased grand-father's estate that the man had served in WW2 and after, retiring with the rank of Adj-chef (CWO) with the Médaille Militaire and Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, the other possible décerations are unknown besides perhaps a Médaille de la Résistance. My colleagues and I would love to be able to hand him detailed information on his grand-father's service, any and all help would be sooooo appreciated! He doesn't even have a photo of him in uniform! Can anybody help in getting me service records? Citations? Photos? Adjudant-chef Marcel Yves Le Bihan, Service du Matériel At the beginning of the war he was in the 2e Régiment de Spahis Marocains. he quite possibly served in the resistance in Bretagne between 42 and 45. Our colleague is the last of his family line, there are no relatives to turn to... I visited the French army historical web site, might as well forget it... Any brave helpful soul out there?
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    INFO SEARCH FRENCH VETERAN

    Merci! Je passe l'info à mon collègue.
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