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  1. Here is an award card and citation for this Red Banner. Name: Ivan Matveevich Dagilis Rank: Batallion Comissar (political officer rank equal to Captain) Position: Political assistant officer of the 1st Battalion commander, 20th Tank Regiment, 10th Tank Division, South-Eastern Front. Comrade Dagilis was a tank commander during the enemy lines attack on June 23, 1941 near the town of Radzehuv. Leading the attack forces with his tank he penetrated inside enemy tanks formation and managed to set on fire 2 enemy tanks. German troops concentrated intense artillery fire on his ta
  2. Hello Gentlemen, Today I want to share with you an interesting Red Banner awarded to brave and courageous political officer.
  3. Hello Egorka, If you are still interested in trading award cards for Polkovodets awards we can do that. Lets start with Hmelnitsky 2nd class Here is a list of the numbers I am interested in 508 ; 589 ; 590 ; 593 ; 957 ; 958 ; 966 ; 971 ; 978 ; 985. I can offer you those numbers to trade, let me know which ones you need - 387, 388, 399, 400, 415, 418, 420, 421, 429, 443, 451. You can email me to kuznetsov@optonline.net Best regards, Andrew Kuznetsov.
  4. I have images of Travin's Red Banner since 2010. Here they are...
  5. Thank you very much. This is what I am looking for. Unfortunately order number is not indicated in this card. This is an early type of award card. Some of them don't have award's number (like yours), but some do have it written on the second page like this... And by the way, General Travin did have another award card with all his awards listed except for this Kutuzov.
  6. Hello guys, I am trying to make a database on 2nd and 3rd class top orders (Suvorov, Kutuzov, Khmelnitsky). If anyone has award cards for any of those awards I can trade them with you. Sincerely, Andrew Kuznetsov
  7. Christian, my congratulations with those amazing documents. So, the truth finally came out. I'm really happy that former Soviet archives helped you to prove the authenticity of Gnitienko's full Glory set. Now even the most sceptical members of the forum should agree that this group is OK
  8. Excellent story, thanks. It's a very lucky event to find an early Red Star to a woman. However, she was in a rank of Major, not Jr. Lieutenant. For Jr. Lieutenant it would be "voyenfeldsher 3rd class" (военфельдшер 3-го ранга).
  9. During Chernobyl's disaster I lived in Kiev which is only 100 miles away from the nuclear power plant. I remember lots of interesting things happened that spring. For example all buses disappeared from Kiev for three days. As I found out later, they were used to evacuate the entire population of Chernobyl, Pripyat and other smaller towns around the power station. Later those buses returned to regular city lines after short deactivation procedures (just washed them with water).
  10. Normally, higher was the rank and position of the officer, more chances he has gotten to repair his damaged award. For example, this sophisticated repair was not possible in trench conditions.
  11. That is correct. However, sometimes our veterans overreact in their efforts to keep their awards bright and shiny for annual parades. They polished them heavily every year and the results vere pretty dramatic
  12. Nice order, my congratulations! Here are the scans of the same Glory as it was back in 2004.
  13. Oh yes, I've seen "The widowmaker" three years ago. It is a great movie with nice casting (Harrison Ford is very good) and everything looks real except some dialoges. Russians do not talk that way, that was little bit weird. But overall it is a "must see" movie. Sorry for off-topic.
  14. You are right, Christian. Gorbachev had received RBL # 88292 by the Decree from April 16, 1949 for harvesting 8853,14 centners (1 centner = 100 kilograms) during 20 working days. He was operating assistant on combine harvester "Stalinets-6".
  15. Same holds true for workers and collective farmers. I've seen many complete groups for those people, where the first award was Lenin, RBL or BH order. Lots of them received HSL title without previously being awarded with any other order or medal. Most often that had happened in the first half of 1950th.
  16. Oh, of course I've seen that the person under name "rokas" have had many fakes for sale in the past.
  17. OK, thanks! Of course I'm not a big expert in such documents, but from those pictures I would not say that they are fakes. Look real to me.
  18. Can you give a link to the documents you mentioned?
  19. There are at least 6 features on this order that are not correct. For example, the arch (window) on the tower should be ONLY single-bordered for all 1st class Glories. On this order the arch is double-bordered.
  20. Zook, thanks for sharing this Glory group. Can you post a close images of the orderbook from the other group? It looks very complete.
  21. Unfortunately for the Order of Lenin chances are not that good as for the other awards. I've seen many groups where the only missing thing was Lenin. In 80th and early 90th Red Stars, GPWs and Red Banners were pretty cheap. Their price was around 10 - 25 USD and one would not have much profit by selling them. At the same time Lenin was 300 USD because it was made of 0.900 gold. When I just started my career as a dentist in one of Kiev's city clinics in 1998 I met an old dental technician. He told me a horrible story that 15 - 20 years ago every week they destroyed 2 to 3 Lenins to make golden
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