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TacHel last won the day on July 6 2020

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  1. Medal "For the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic" Established on 3 September 2020 by ministerial order 414. Awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, for significant contribution to the fight against the new COVID19 coronavirus pandemic, for dedication and professionalism displayed in the performance of military and official duties, conscientious performance of official duties in the provision of medical and other assistance aimed at combating the coronavirus infection; for merit in the development and implementation of treatments for
  2. Thanks! So not a state medal but a ministerial one from the Defense Ministry?
  3. I can't find relevant info on these puppies. Does anybody have their establishment date and award criteria per chance?
  4. Welcome to GMIC, very nice collection. If you're a grumpy old vet, you'll fit right in!
  5. By cockade, do you mean the markings on aircraft and tanks or cap badges?
  6. Unless Putin gifts it to minister Shoigu because he's running out of state awards to give him, I very much doubt it. The only reason I could possibly see would be if some of the now independant border states opted to combine their armed forces with Russia's...
  7. You have no idea... They actually have a travelling show going from convention to convention. Very impressive.
  8. Pre order medals were produced in numbers by at least one maker. This practice is quite normal, the Russian market being what it is (with so many focussing on themes versus provenance), they know they'll sell them anyway. To be perfectly honest with you, the Startegic Missile and Military Music ones not being approved shocked the (censured) out of everybody, a few generals even presented the music one anyway during major events. And incredibly, yes, some cheap copies are being made to this day... Go figure. Even with the crackdown on the wearing of unofficial awards in Russia, it isn'
  9. Below are 3 unapproved (albeit quite nice) decorations. For some reason, the then defense minister simply refused to sign their establishment orders. You might find them on the market, even on the odd Russian service uniform... But make no mistake, these were never officially approved. 50 Years of Strategic Missile (Rocket) Forces. Read in an article the commanding general's face just dropped when the minister simply laughed and walked away... 60 Years Of The Moscow Operational Housing Management 300 years of russian military music
  10. I saw the first few pre production strikes... Not impressive. They angled the T-90 guns like the T-34's but not the turrets.
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