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Lukasz Gaszewski

Marshal Katukov's ribbon - please help

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I am not sure if this is the most relevant section, but I cannot think of where else to put it. Here are the ribbon bars of Marshal of Tank Forces Mikhail Katukov from his uniform of early 1970s. I am trying to identify the ribbon marked with the red ellipse. Maybe somebody can help. I will owe a lot.

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Thanks for the response. Yes, I did consult the Russian Wiki, with poor results though. The information has errors regarding other Katukov's awards, too (which is quite typical of Wiki), for example there are incorrect classes of his Polish orders, or no information that he was awarded both the 2nd and 3rd class the Order of the Grunwald Cross, and of course nothing about the mysterious ribbon. My tentative guess is that it can be a decoration of some African, Middle Eastern or Latin American country, which used to 'flirt' with the USSR in 1960s and 1970s, but so far I have been unable to find any.

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Could be...

If you find the answer please let us know, I will do the same if I find anything.

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Sorry I cannot answer your question but here is another ribbon bar for the same General circa 1945, just FYI.

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I don't have anything relevant to add, just wanted to remark that both photos show a lovely cloth version of the Mongolian pre-1961 enamel ribbon for the Order of the Red Banner (near the center on the first photo and bottom left on the second photo). Compare to this enamel one: http://gmic.co.uk/topic/16721-enamel-ribbon-bars/?tab=comments#comment-162557

 

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9 minutes ago, Ferdinand said:

I don't have anything relevant to add, just wanted to remark that both photos show a lovely cloth version of the Mongolian pre-1961 enamel ribbon for the Order of the Red Banner (near the center on the first photo and bottom left on the second photo). Compare to this enamel one: http://gmic.co.uk/topic/16721-enamel-ribbon-bars/?tab=comments#comment-162557

 

I absolutely love how they added the Mongol folk patterns. Very unique and beautiful! Thanks for sharing the link!

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Hi,

"a lovely cloth version of the Mongolian pre-1961 enamel ribbon for the Order of the Red Banner"

Please see here another version on a bar of a Marshal of the Sovietunion:

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Uwe

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