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Medal ?Sukhrat? / Медаль ?Сухрат?

Date and details of establishment of a medal are unknown. Apparently, the medal is awarded for labor merit.

Медаль ?Сухрат?

Дата и подробности учреждения медали неизвестны. Судя по всему, медаль вручается за трудовые заслуги.

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Paul R   

Ed,

That medal is pretty darn nice! One does not see to many medals out there with enamel and some form of imagination anymore!!!

I would love to see a thread of your collection some day! Is there any area that you do not collect?!

Best regards

PAul :o

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Is there any area that you do not collect?!

Oh . . . . Oh . . . that is a hard one!

I have been collecting and studying mostly South Asian medals for far, far too close to 35 years to make me entirely confortable. Joined the OMSA (illegally young as Jack Lele liked to taunt me) as member #1299 and only recently bit the worthy bullet and became a life member (#78). I became an OMRS member later on (#5414). Also a proud member of the IMHS (we don't have numbers).

I am an academic historian (with specialization in Modern South Asian History), I have been striving in recent years to conjoin my academic interests and my "hobby" interests.

Main interests (more or less in order):

1- Post-1947 Indian medals. See: http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2450

2- Indian Title Badges. Not here, actually, see: http://sagongs.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=265.

3- Pre-1947 gallantry and campaign awards (to Indians only) - especially like IOMs and IDSMs but the market is making these out of reach. There is also a "type collection" sub-motif here that will not die, despite my best efforts. See: http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2331 and http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2400.

4- Medals to Indian States' Forces and medals of the Indian "Princely" States. Getting pretty expensive these days. Not here (yet), though I may inflict some upon you ;) .

5- Other medals of the independent states of South Asia. Special interest in PDR Afghanistan ("Soviet-era") and Pakistan. Scattered about.

6- Labor medals of the "Socialist" world. See my latest baby, http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2746.

7- Medals of the Arab world (the 22 Arab League member states). Not here, much, yet.

Yes, there are some "fringe" areas in there, and I also like other shiny things that strike my fancy. (My "Magpie Stage" -- as the late lamented Alan Wolfe called it -- still persists in remnant form.)

I maintain the yahoo group ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SAGongs/ ) and a sibling forum ( http://sagongs.ipbhost.com/ ) on South Asian medals. Until it was trashed in a post-11 September striking out at anything with remotely "Arab" content, I had maintained the "International Electronic Phaleristic Encyclopedia". An aeon or so ago, I had also started the MEDALS-L mailing list.

Will add more as I can.

Ed

Back to topic, now, OK? Please!

Edited by Ed_Haynes

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I am delighted to see that in the "forsaken steppes" of Uzbekistan, GOOD DESIGN LIVES! The medal is nice, and the ribbon is nice. Anything else from the new -istans?

The serial number surprises me, since it hardly seems likely they can have started at "1" and gotten to that point! I wonder what the point or purpose of such extremely high numbers would be? Is the back the usual blank Soviet style with just the number impressed?

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Dudeman   

The serial number surprises me, since it hardly seems likely they can have started at "1" and gotten to that point! I wonder what the point or purpose of such extremely high numbers would be? Is the back the usual blank Soviet style with just the number impressed?

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Actually the medals are not on par with Soviet times awards.

The enamel is hot (paint) and the quality is generally not good.

It's still an interesting aspect or continuation to Soviet times.

Rusty.

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westfale   

Hi,

looking for some information about uzbekistan medals I found this - and according to the short discussion about the numbering of the medals Iwould like to post my one's plus another medal of the uzbekistan forces. Hope you enjoy them!

medal JASORAT, # 004266

medal SUHRAT, # 002231

medal 10 years of uzbekistan forces (?)

westfale

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westfale   

and at least the "numbers" with the leading two "00"!

Does, due to the time after the last post here, some of you have more detailed information about these medals?

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I've seen a couple instances of awarding of Jasorat. The most common was what appears to have been a mass awarding of the medal to GPW/WWII veterans here in Uzbekistan (similar to the Soviet issuance of the '85 version of the OPW). I'm not sure if this "anniversary" version was serial-numbered. I have one at home, so I'll look when I get a chance (I think I also have the doc).

Jasorat is also given for acts of bravery. I personally know one former Uzbek serviceman who received Jasorat for counter-terrorism actions a few years ago. Later I'll see if I can get a copy of his citation if anyone is curious.

On another note (and I'm sure you all know), the 50th Anniversary of Victory in the GPW was issued with national docs from each CIS country. Uzbekistan's version has a green cover and facsimile signature of the "beloved" President.

...Brian

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westfale   

I've seen a couple instances of awarding of Jasorat. The most common was what appears to have been a mass awarding of the medal to GPW/WWII veterans here in Uzbekistan (similar to the Soviet issuance of the '85 version of the OPW). I'm not sure if this "anniversary" version was serial-numbered. I have one at home, so I'll look when I get a chance (I think I also have the doc).

Jasorat is also given for acts of bravery. I personally know one former Uzbek serviceman who received Jasorat for counter-terrorism actions a few years ago. Later I'll see if I can get a copy of his citation if anyone is curious.

On another note (and I'm sure you all know), the 50th Anniversary of Victory in the GPW was issued with national docs from each CIS country. Uzbekistan's version has a green cover and facsimile signature of the "beloved" President.

...Brian

Thanks a lot for this info - it would be great if you can post the doc's, too. It is a strange object to collect medals/orders of some former sowjet-republics...

westfale

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I've seen a couple instances of awarding of Jasorat. The most common was what appears to have been a mass awarding of the medal to GPW/WWII veterans here in Uzbekistan (similar to the Soviet issuance of the '85 version of the OPW). I'm not sure if this "anniversary" version was serial-numbered. I have one at home, so I'll look when I get a chance (I think I also have the doc).

I've checked the "anniversary" Jasorat in my collection. It was awarded on 6 May 1994, and was serial numbered in the 58,xxxx range. With that date, it would appear to basically be a GPW 49th anniversary given the close proximity to 9 May. This is part of a group from an old Uzbek veteran of labor who also served as a soldier in the GPW. He had a Bravery Medal, but someone in the family apparently it sold it for silver (about $8-$13 in the UZ market depending on the rate). I got all his anniversary medals, his Defense of Moscow, VoG, OLG3(T1), OPW'85, three ribbon bars, wartime photo, and photo from probably around age 60, along with a handwritten gramota from his unit upon discharge at the end of the war noting his service and sacrifice. It's quite nicely done, and even the borders and stars were all hand-drawn. He was a baker in later years I'm told.

...Brian

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Thanks, once again! :beer:

Given the date of 6 May, I'd say that your medal belonged to a woman of the GPW generation. Since the date matches the Jasorat dates I see, I think I can now surmise that the military veterans of the GPW got Jasorat, and the labor veterans of the same period got Shuhrat (which is basically a labor award).

I've picked up a few of these over the past couple months.

...Brian

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Here's my newly aquired Jasorat medal. (Thanks Brian)

I found this at the above link regarding it's award critria:

Медаль "Жасорат" учреждена Верховным Советом Республики Узбекистан 5 мая 1994 г.

Медалью "Жасорат" награждаются:

1. Военнослужащие, сотрудники Службы нац.безопасности и органов внутренних дел за проявленные храбрость и отвагу при выполнении воинского или служебного долга.

2. Граждане Узбекистана или лица не являющиеся гражданами Республики - за подвиги в охране правопорядка, спасении жизни людей, государственного или общественного имущества во время стихийных бедствий (пожар, наводнение, и проч.) и других чрезвычайных ситуациях.

Медаль сделана в форме круга из серебра.

При вручении медали "Жасорат" полагается единовременное вознаграждение ? 20 минимальных зарплат.

My Cyrillic skills are negligable, and here's a web translation:

Medal of "Zhasorat" is founded by the Supreme Soviet of the republic of Uzbekistan on May 5, 1994.

The medal of "Zhasorat" is awarded to:

1. Soldiers, the colleagues of the service of [nats].[bezopasnosti] and organs of internal affairs for those appeared bravery and courage with the performance of military or official duty.

2. Citizens of Uzbekistan or face the not being been citizens republics - for the exploits in the protection of law, the rescuing of the life of people, state or public property during the natural calamities (fire, flood, and other)

and other extraordinary situations.

Medal is made in the form circle from silver.*

With the presentation of the medal of "Zhasorat" is relied one-time reward - 20 minimum wages.**

* Mine is not. I'm guessing brass with gold plate, or a heavy metal with brass plating. The medal is heavy in the hand; not unlike a silver or a gold medallion.

** I take this to mean a monetary award.

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heusy68   

Hello Gentlemen,

I visited Uzbekistan last year, but I found no medals for sale there, and besides the common soviet era medals, it it forbidden to take Uzbekistan Republic Medal out of the country. May

However? I had recently the possibility to buy 4 medals from Uzbekistan. I will post them here. All with document to the same person. As this person might be still alive, I prefer not to post photo of the document with the name.

As I do not read uzbek, I still wonder what this medal could be.

Its diameter is 34 millimeters and thickness 1,5 millimeters. It is NOT numbered.

Regards

   Emmanuel

Uzbekistan Medal 1 obverse.jpg

Uzbekistan Medal 1 reverse.jpg

Uzbekistan Medal 1 with Award Document 1.jpg

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heusy68   

Hello Gentlemen,

I believe this medal is Uzbekistan Armed Forces 10 Years, it is a superb modern quality medal, of 34 mm in diameter, and thickness : 3 mm. The medal is NOT numbered.

If any one has a better translation he's most welcome to help.

I will post the photo of the 2 others medals later today.

Regards.

    Emmanuel

Uzbekistan Medal 2 obverse.jpg

Uzbekistan Medal 2 reverse.jpg

Uzbekistan Medal 2 with Award Document 1.jpg

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