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Russian Federation ODMs

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Great loss...

Lost my step father of 40+ years this morning following a battle with cancer. He'll be terribly missed...

TacHel

TacHel

 

Taking care of my wife...

Hello all, Sorry for my sporadic drop ins of the past few weeks. My wife took a nose dive 2 weeks ago and fractured her femur requiring emergency surgery and insertion of multiple stainless steel screws. I've spent the last 14 days in hospital whenever not at work. She's at home now but requires rest for the next 6 weeks prior to reevaluation of her case... It'll either be physio, or another surgery. Bottom line is she'll require my constant help for weeks to come limiting my time on line

TacHel

TacHel

 

My scanner just fried...

I could just sh*t... Right in the middle of a research project... Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz -Screen goes weird- CLICK * SNAP -whisp of smoke- -burning smell- -scanner goes bye bye-... Guess this is as good enough of an excuse as I'll ever have to see if those "Epsonites" were truthful! More to follow...

TacHel

TacHel

 

I must've been a very very good boy this year!?!

XMas shopping is easy between the wife and I... We set a budget then she buys what she wants for herself and I buy what I want for myself, we thank each other and are never dissapointed with our gifts! Works like a charm! This year, (like previous years ), I decided to blow my entire budget on more Russian medals, especially on a few high end bravery and valour awards. My Moscow contact acquired them and I sent him the money via Western Union, am now anxiously awaiting their arrival! Then

TacHel

TacHel

 

Shipping costs... Highway robbery!

I found this great dealer of Belgian Orders and medals... He has some items I really want but charges a fortune to ship overseas stating the Belgian postal system is untrustworthy for such international parcels... BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He wants 125 EURO to send me 80 EURO's worth of medals and refuses to use the normal post even if insured and registered. People like this drive me cuckoo!!

TacHel

TacHel

 

Addicted to medals...

I did it again... SIGH... Bought over a dozen Russian medals... Then bought 1/2 a dozen Belgian medals (and Orders)... Then bought 1/2 a dozen German medals... All within a 48 hour period... I MUST learn to control myself. Seems items I am missing (needing ) all suddenly and simultaneously appear! The wife will F-R-E-A-K if I can't intercept my VISA bill next week...

TacHel

TacHel

 

Open question to the GMIC membership - Russian Federation ODMs

One particular question has been nagging at me for years now, I would really appreciate input from as many of you as possible. Please answer honestly without fear of insult (because it's my particular field of interest). I am a member of multiple militaria and phaleristics forums worldwide, one common point among all of these is the apparent lack of interest in anything and everything to do with modern day Russia. Tsarist and Soviet ODMs are still hot, but as soon as the wall came crashing d

TacHel

TacHel

 

Major surprise! Major disappointment! Ongoing frustration!

The Soviet Union is gone, it's been gone for 20 years now. The Russian Federation's ODM system was quickly reworked, minor changes here and there have improved it over the years, then in 2010 came the major amendment that completely severed all ties to the old Soviet ODMs. I started looking into modern Russian awards just over 5 years ago and was astounded at how little data was available in the West, so I turned my attention to the East joining multiple Russian phaleristics forums. What I fou

TacHel

TacHel

 

Jubilee medal 200 years of Professional Fire Protection in Moscow

I've only recently positively identified this medal as an official EMERCOM award when I found Ministerial Order 620 of December 6, 2010 amending its award criteria. I still haven't found the original ministerial order establishing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

TacHel

TacHel

 

Medal for Fire Safety in Critical Public Facilities

I've only recently positively identified this medal as an official EMERCOM award when I found Ministerial Order 620 of December 6, 2010 amending its award criteria. I still haven't found the original ministerial order establishing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

TacHel

TacHel

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