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Hey Doc. Gerd (my medal collecting guru) said that he uses IKEA frames. He attaches some silk on the background and drills holes in the pressed-wood backplate. In another frame he has a medal and a ribbonbar pressed agains the glass holding them there. He also says that he has another frame called a RIBBA he uses. At the moment i have Medal for the 100th Anniversary of Lenin?s Birth, Medal for Veterans of Labour, Engineering Institute graduate, circa 1950s-60s, Combined Arms Specialist, Master, 1960s-80s, 60 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR, 50 years Anniversary badge of the

Liberation of the Ukraine and three other medals that i am yet to indentify. They are all in a shoebox and that doesn't do justice to the medals. If I am unable to buy them I could always make them myself (i'm pretty nifty with my hands).

Cheers,

Tom

Tom,

Gerd does his similar to the way I mount my ODMs. I buy the "Do-it-Yourself" Shadow boxes from A Major Chain of Craft stores (I don't know what you have Down Under). For screwpost Orders and badges I drill a hole and use the retaining disc to keep it in place. With the cases I use they have the soft side of velcro for the backing and includes velcro. I cut a piece and slide it under the pin on the suspension and then attach it where I want it. For individual groups I either buy a small shadow box like above or use a frame and let the medals press against the glass like Gerd does. Small pins can also be inserted about half way between the cloth and the hard back. The medal's pin back is then placed over the pins on the back board.

I hope that I didn't throw to much at ya all at once. If you have ANY questions about any mounting variation PLEASE ask!!

:beer: Doc

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Hey Doc. Gerd (my medal collecting guru) said that he uses IKEA frames. He attaches some silk on the background and drills holes in the pressed-wood backplate. In another frame he has a medal and a ribbonbar pressed agains the glass holding them there. He also says that he has another frame called a RIBBA he uses. At the moment i have Medal for the 100th Anniversary of Lenin’s Birth, Medal for Veterans of Labour, Engineering Institute graduate, circa 1950s-60s, Combined Arms Specialist, Master, 1960s-80s, 60 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR, 50 years Anniversary badge of the

Liberation of the Ukraine and three other medals that i am yet to indentify. They are all in a shoebox and that doesn't do justice to the medals. If I am unable to buy them I could always make them myself (i'm pretty nifty with my hands).

Cheers,

Tom

Tom,

the displays are from IKEA, Model RIBBA, sorry should have been clearer in my other post, i guess. Do you guys in Britain/USA/Australia have IKEA-stores? Or are they limited on Europe? Not sure...

And, Tom, thanks for the guru, but i am still working on that title ;):D

Making your own display is allways the best option. Why don?t you start a thread with pictures, when and if you are doing that? I would be interested to see that.

best,

Gerd

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Gerd,

IKEA is all over the USA. I use Michael's (A Huge Chain of craft stores) for my shadow boxes.

I agree with Ya 100% It's how I learned the best way FOR ME to make my displays.

:beer: Doc

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Gerd,

IKEA is all over the USA. I use Michael's (A Huge Chain of craft stores) for my shadow boxes.

I agree with Ya 100% It's how I learned the best way FOR ME to make my displays.

:beer: Doc

Hi

Yes there are IKEA stores in the UK and there is one in Moscow :jumping:

Order of Victory

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Yes, we do have IKEAs Down Under, though we dont have Michaels. I am planning to start a thread with pictures of my baby collection but I dont know any good image hosting websites. Does anybody know of any?

Cheers Doc, Gerd and Order_Of_Victory

Tom

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Did somebody ever used Cyrillic Keyboard Stickers? I just bought some on eBay. I will see if it is good.

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Ed & Soviet,

Thank You for the list and the website!!! I'm still mostly Russian illiterate :( Hopefully these tools will help :P

:beer: Doc

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I found a list of Soviet tank slogan. :)

- Победа - Victory

- К Победе - To Victory

- Победа Будет За Нами - Victory will be with us

- Бей Фашистов - Kill the Fascists (literally - Strike the Fascists)

- Бей Фашистких Оккупантов - Kill the Fascist Occupiers

- Бей Гитлеровцев - Kill the Hitlerites

- Бей Фрицев - Kill the Fritzes (Fritz - generic Russian term for German soldiers, like Jerry or Boche)

- Смерть Оккупантам - Death to the Occupiers

- Смерть Фашистким Оккупантам - Death to the Fascist Occupiers

- За Родину - For the Motherland

- За Сталина - For Stalin

- За Коммунизм - For Communism

:violent:

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Geographic slogans

- На Берлин - Onward to Berlin

- Дойдём До Берлина - We'll Get to Berlin (alternatively: Let's Get to Berlin)

- Красная Кубань - Red Kuban (the pre-Caucasus region occupied by Army Group A in 1942 - also the region of the Kuban Cossacks)

- Освободители Кубани - Liberators of the Kuban (not sure how often you'd see "Liberators" of anything)

- Освободители Крыма - Liberators of the Crimea

- Красная Украина - Red Ukraine

- До Днепра - To the Dnieper

- На Запад - Westward or To the West

- Ленинград - Leningrad

- Прорвём Блокаду - We Will Break the Blockade (referring to the siege of Leningrad from late 1941; the siege ring was breached in winter of 1943, and the siege was lifted in 1944, both at considerable cost)

- Прорвём Блокаду Ленинграда - We Will Break the Blockade of Leningrad

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Again a copy and paste from an other forum. :)

Specific persons

- Сталин - Stalin

- И.В. Сталин - I.V. Stalin (I.V. stands for Iosif Vissarionovich)

- Сталинец - Stalinets, "follower" of Stalin (note that the -ets was reserved for very specific names/terms - e.g. there was no such thing as Voroshilovets, he wasn't important enough)

- Ленин - Lenin

- В.И. Ленин - V.I. Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich)

- Ленинец - Leninets

- Ворошилов - Voroshilov

- К.Е. Ворошилов - K.E. Voroshilov (Kliment Efremovitch)

- Будённый - Budennyi

- Стаханов - Stahanov (famous pre-war coal miner who set record individual production levels)

- Стахановец - Stahanovets, generally referred to overachievers

- Папанин - Papanin, a pre-war Arctic explorer

- Челюскин - Cheluskin, name associated with a famous pre-war Arctic shipwreck and rescue

- Челюскинец - Survivor of the above shipwreck

- Александр Невский - Aleksander Nevskii, Medieval Russian prince of Novgorod who won famous battles against the Teutons and Swedes

- Дмитрий Донской - Dmitrii Donskoi, victor over the Golden Horde at Kulikovo Pole in the 14th century

Communist terms

- Коммунизм - Communism

- Слава Коммунизму - Hail Communism (or Glory to Communism)

- Комсомол - Komsomol (Communist Youth organization generally joined in mid/late teens)

- Красный Комсомол - Red Komsomol

- Комсомолец - Komsomolets, male member of the Komsomol

- Красный Комсомолец - Red Komsomolets, again referring to male members of the organization

- Октябрь - October (rare without the "Red" monicker)

- Красный Октябрь - Red October (referring to the revolution)

Miscellaneous

- Боевая Подруга - Fighting Girlfriend - I personally haven't seen this one in old photos, actually, but it sounds plausible enough

- Колхозник - Member of the Kolhoz (collective farm) - probably rare, but plausible

- Тракторист - Traktor Operator (again on a collective farm)

- Красноармеец - Red Army Soldier

- Зверобой - Beastkiller; unofficially official name of the ISU-152, but also works as a tank slogan (especially on a heavier tank)

- От Тружеников Узбекистана Освободителям Родины - literally - From the Working People of Uzbekistan to Liberators of the Motherland (there were a tone of these, generally on tanks that were donated by some folks out in Region X, e.g. Uzbekistan)(note that typically all the tanks in a given company would have the same "from...to..." slogan on their turrets)

- От Тружеников Узбекистана Нашим Танкистам - From the Working People of Uzbekistan to Our Tankers (as above)

Note that for both "From the Working People Of", you can take out the word Узбекистана (Uzbekistan) and put in other placenames like:

Казахстана (Kazakhstan), Таджикистана (Tadzhikistan), Сибири (Siberia), Москвы (Moscow), Урала (the Urals region)

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Soviet,

Many Thanks my friend!!! Anything that will help me to learn Russian is a GREAT thing :jumping:

:beer: Doc

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Gentlemen,

take a look at the lists of Abbreviations on this website. These are the most useful documents for research, i have found lately on the internet:

http://rkkaww2.armchairgeneral.com/maps/ma...8_40.htm#Khasan

Click on "Typical Soviet Abbreviations" and "Abbreviations of units" and download the Documents. These are Word-Documents, so you can include further abbreviations :cheers:

Hope, its useful to someone.

Btw, check out the rest of the website, if you don?t know it already, especially the maps-section, its excellent!

Gerd

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Gentlemen,

take a look at the lists of Abbreviations on this website. These are the most useful documents for research, i have found lately on the internet:

http://rkkaww2.armchairgeneral.com/maps/ma...8_40.htm#Khasan

Click on "Typical Soviet Abbreviations" and "Abbreviations of units" and download the Documents. These are Word-Documents, so you can include further abbreviations :cheers:

Hope, its useful to someone.

Btw, check out the rest of the website, if you don?t know it already, especially the maps-section, its excellent!

Gerd

Gerd,

Thank You!!! I've bookmarked the website for future reading and downloaded the abbreviations.

:beer: Doc

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and my humble and little input

головные уборы -?headgear

шлем - helmet (or hat)

стальной шлем - steel helmet

летный шлем (или шлемофон) - flight helmet (or helmet with headphones set)

танковый шлем (или шлемофон) - tanker helmet (or helmet with headphones set)

фуражка?- visor cap?(or?peak?cap)

буденновка - winter wool helmet, or simply budionnovka

пилотка - side cap

кепка - cap, kepi

панама - suri-hat, sun-hat

папаха - (tall astrakhan hat)

кубанка - Kuban fur hat

подшлемник - helmet liner

берет - beret

чехол (на стальной шлем) - cover (steel helmet cover)

Обмундирование -?uniform

гимнастерка - tunic

китель - high-necked tunic

бриджи - breeches

галифе - galife trousers

брюки - trousers

тужурка - jacket

плащ - greatcoat

плащ-палатка - (greatcoat, which transforms into a cover)

шинель - wool greatcoat, or simply greatcoat

бурка - fur coat (burka)

черкеска - Cherkess greatcoat (Cherkeska)

ватник - padded jacket

бушлат - pea-jacket

тельняшка - sailor's vest

рубаха нательная - underwear shirt

носок, носки - sock, socks

портянка, портянки - foot cloth (feet-clothes)

Обувь -?shoes

ботинок, ботинки - boot, boots

сапог, сапоги - jackboot, jackboots

Прочее,?одежда -?Other,?clothes

комбинезон летный - combined jacket-trousers flight suit

комбинезон танковый - combined jacket-trousers tanker suit

афганка - afghan uniform set

маскировочный халат (зимний - белый) - camouflage coat (cover) (winter - white)

Экипировка?и знаки различия -?Equipment and distinction signs (insignia)

ремень - belt

пряжка - buckle

портупея - shoulder-belt

лопатка малая - showel small

подсумки - pouches

фляга - flask, canteen

котелок - mess-pot

ложка - spoon

вилка - fork

нож - knife

вещьмешок - backpack bag

рюкзак - backpack

планшет (полетный, командирский) - side bag, map case (flight, commander's)

погон, погоны - shoulderboard, shoulderboards

пуговица, пуговицы - button (s)

шеврон - chevron

нарукавная нашивка - arm patch, arm insignia,?sleeve?patch

эмблема - emblem

кокарда - cocarde

звезда - star

Оружие и боеприпасы -?Weapon?and?ammo

патрон - shell?case?plus?bullet

пуля - bullet (bullet itself)

снаряд -?-?shell

граната - grenade

пистолет - pistol

револьвер - revolving pistol

пистолет-пулемет - submachine gun

ракетница - rocket launcher (also for small pistol-type - shine rockets launcher)

винтовка - rifle

автомат - automatic gun,

пулемет - machine gun

противотанковое ружье (ПТР) -?anti-tank?rifle?(ATR)

гранатомет - grenade launcher

артиллерийское орудие - artillery gun

танк - tank

самолет - airplane

корабль - ship

you are welcome to add or ask to add, gents :)

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Yes misters surprisingly even for Russian your knowledge of Russian. Also it is a shame that so badly I know English

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