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I think that the Soviet labor awards are among the most beautiful and under-appreciated of the Soviet inventory.  I really do not see a lot of the groups around.  Let's see what you have!  I will start with my double ORBL set.  Of all the labor awards, this is the most attractive to me. 

 

 

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And a nice OL to a woman.  

Now, let's see some of yours.  I will post more later. 

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Abbas ogly Allakhverdy- Order of the Red Banner of Labor and a Medal for Valiant Labor. 1950's

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Order of Labor Glory Third Class to Nikolaj Petrovich Gajbu.

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Nice groups, Paul. I agree with you, the Red Banner of Labor is one of the most beautiful  soviet awards. I don´t have very much myself, but i will post, what i have later, when the light is better here for photos.

best,

Gerd

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This is my only Labor group, but its quite neat.

Order of the October Revolution, Order of the Red Star, OGPW 1st class 1985 jubilee version, Medal for Victory over Germany, Medal for Meritorious Labor during  the Great Patriotic War, Medal Veteran of Labor and the usual Jubilee Medals to

Ivan Semenovich Mukhin

He served as a private in the war and was wounded several times, which he got his ORS for, awarded pretty late in 1968. The nice thing about this group is, that it includes a photo from the 80ies i suppose and his Party book with an older photo of him. I have the documents to the OOR, ORS and the OGPW, the docs to the medals are sadly missing.Mukhin1.jpg.76804455d2e0d0bf0d46759789aa

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54 minutes ago, Gerd Becker said:

This is my only Labor group, but its quite neat.

Order of the October Revolution, Order of the Red Star, OGPW 1st class 1985 jubilee version, Medal for Victory over Germany, Medal for Meritorious Labor during  the Great Patriotic War, Medal Veteran of Labor and the usual Jubilee Medals to

Ivan Semenovich Mukhin

He served as a private in the war and was wounded several times, which he got his ORS for, awarded pretty late in 1968. The nice thing about this group is, that it includes a photo from the 80ies i suppose and his Party book with an older photo of him. I have the documents to the OOR, ORS and the OGPW, the docs to the medals are sadly missing.Mukhin1.jpg.76804455d2e0d0bf0d46759789aa

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Do you know where he got his OOR for?

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That is an outstanding group.   I wish that order was researchable.  He must have been a big person in his community.  

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1 hour ago, USSR said:

Do you know where he got his OOR for?

No, unfortunately i do not. His Red Star Citation mentions him being "active in public life", whatever that may mean, but no more information about his OOR sadly.

I found the old thread with the research, i have to this group:

 

33 minutes ago, Paul R said:

That is an outstanding group.   I wish that order was researchable.  He must have been a big person in his community.  

Thanks, Paul! :cheers:

Yeah i allways wondered, what exactly comrade Mukhin did for this OOR. 

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Here are two photos, i have.

A Colonel with an Order of the Badge of Honor, i would guess a flatback.Laborgrp1.thumb.jpg.33b6db0e86c34696fe92

And a Major-General with a Red Banner of LaborLaborgrp2pic.thumb.jpg.32cfe4d5648e10c19

Edited by Gerd Becker
False rank, thanks ferdinand

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Those are some great photos Gerd.  How did military personnel receive these awards?  Were they awarded while they were actually in the military, or are they wearing the uniforms after their service time was over, placing all awards they earned up to that point?

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Thanks Paul. sadly i have no idea, how they received their awards. To your second question, I am not aware of any regulation that forbid to wear Labor awards during your active military service and i have seen quite a few photos of active military wearing Labor awards. The first photo is dated 1951, so i guess, this chap was still in service, I´ll try to find some more photos...

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4 hours ago, Gerd Becker said:

A Senior Lt. with an Order of the Badge of Honor, i would guess a flatback.

He's a full Colonel, possibly of Signals. Nice photo!

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Gerd, thank you for the explanation.  I thought that only civilians received the Labor awards and that military members who wore them in uniform received them after their military service was over, in a civilian role.  

Here are a few additional groups.  There are some that do not like the bar on the left, but the ribbon wear and etc are consistent.  I think that it is good to go.  Either way, there is no way to know for sure.  

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Here is a set that includes a Veteran Laborer medal.  It is 90% military, but the one Labor medal makes it valid in my eyes. 

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Thanks Ferdinand. I´m pretty bad with recognizing ranks and uniforms.

 

Paul. those are some nice little groups. I can imagine a labor veteran wearing the first medalbar, even if its a little bit unusually mounted. 

Is the Military Merit Medal numbered in the last group? When was it awarded?

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Here are some of my ribbonbars. All of them are of the D-profile type and i believe they are all real.

Lets start with what i think is a double Red Banner of Labor and a meritious Labor in GPW medal:SovietLaborRB2.jpg.0f42946eaad099eafde9c

Next up is a slightly strange ribbonbar with a Lenin, Red Banner of Labor, and a meritious Labor in GPW:SovietLaborRB3.jpg.ea9025164b84dc2d2a5f0

This one has a Badge of honor:SovietLaborRB5.jpg.63ac6966e2408e2dcb705

Medal for Valiant Labor and Meritious Labor in GPW and Veteran of Labor:SovietLaborRB8.jpg.5479fe61416f5e1579599

Medal for Valiant Labor:SovietLaborRB7.jpg.48a1da8a4430b6dacf94c

and this one. Okay, its just a Veteran of Labor Medal but i really like it:SovietRB1.jpg.f9adf09cfbedca6f9d37f2099c

 

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Gerd, the award is unnumbered. The document has the award date as 1951.  It makes sense for a long service award.  

BTW, I love those ribbon bars. 

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Here is a newly arrived set.  What are  your thoughts? I really like it.  Someone theorized it could be a long service award to a teacher.  

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Thats interesting, Paul I got this one, awarded on the same day, also to a woman and just 7k off your s/n. 

You could be right with your long-service award hypotesis.ORBL474xxx.jpg.632a69f1079c569f2832c32bd

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I´ll post a pic of the document tomorrow.

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Gerd!  That is amazing.  I was talking with someone and they told me that there were a bunch of agricultural decrees initiated on this date, for long service.  Who knows- ours could be from the same decrees!

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Here is another mixed military and labor set to Senior Sergeant Chiabrashvili, Iraklii Vasilevich; Order of Glory 3rd Class, Bravery Medal, Labor Merit, Victory over Germany, Order of the Great Patriotic War 2nd Class(1985). assigned the mission to recon the lead edge of the ’s defense. Penetrating to the lead edge while under heavy enemy rifle and MG fire, Chiabrashvili obtained the necessary information about the enemy and captured two prisoners which he delivered to the Command Post. He displayed bravery while accomplishing his mission..

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Nice one, Paul, i really like glory groups.

Here is the document as promised. Also awarded on 7. April 71. I can´t see the second date on your photo, but i assume, its also  12. Mai 71?ORBL474xxxdoc.jpg.817ed9bc505f09161f79bb

Maybe someone likes to help with the name:

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Of the groups I regret selling, this was one of them. Probably my favorite HSL group. 

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Wow Dave.   I would have never sold that.   Lol.   Beautiful set.   

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Order Book (#V701353) and Order of the Red Banner of Labor, #59434, large oval, issued to Alexandra Danilovna Sorokina on June 22nd, 1948, as inscribed in original presentation box, “Team Leader Sorokina A.D. awarded the Order of Red Banner of Labor for high rye crop in 1947.”

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Document for the Medal and Medal for the Development of the Non-Black Earth Region of the USSR awarded to Aleksandr Sergeevich Yashkov on July 10th, 1986, facsimile signature of the Secretary (Neshkov) of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR.

Document for the Medal and Medal for Distinguished Labor awarded to Aleksandr Sergeevich Yashkov on August 29th, 1986, Serial #K353499.

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Documents group of Ivan Mikhailovich Chistyakov

Document for the Medal and Medal for the Development of the Petrochemical Complex of Western Siberia issued August 1st, 1980, facsimile signature of the Secretary (Neshkov) of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR.

Order Book (#L064900) issued November 10th, 1985 & Order of the Badge of Honor, #1518292, on October 31st, 1985.

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