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Everything posted by TacHel

  1. The 3 grades. Are they really for 15, 25 and 40 years? If yes, what's the "spange" at the top for?
  2. 🤣😂You have some real winners in there!! My personnal favourite, and probably the only he's really entiltled to wear: Society of Fungal Patients
  3. I couldn't agree more! When I began collecting modern Russian medals I almost went nuts. I can tell you I have a drawer full of worthless bogus, public, associative medals, even some from ministries that were awarded eventhough never approved by the ministers! Each department having its own particular awards is also nonsensical for an Armed Force so large... A medal for efficiency, OK... But a diffrent one for tankers, engineers, radiomen, submariners, etc makes no sense. I'd bet most Russian soldiers can't identify more than a minute fraction of the medals available for their service.
  4. Thank you for this. I completely missed it. Looking forward to seeing the first versions.
  5. 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
  6. Thanks! So not a state medal but a ministerial one from the Defense Ministry?
  7. I can't find relevant info on these puppies. Does anybody have their establishment date and award criteria per chance?
  8. Welcome to GMIC, very nice collection. If you're a grumpy old vet, you'll fit right in!
  9. By cockade, do you mean the markings on aircraft and tanks or cap badges?
  10. 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...
  11. You have no idea... They actually have a travelling show going from convention to convention. Very impressive.
  12. 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'
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Wow, I completely missed that one. Thank you. Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of June 13, 2019 N 277 "On the anniversary medal" 75 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. " In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, paying tribute to the great feat, heroism and dedication of war veterans, I hereby decree: To establish a jubilee medal "75 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945." Regulations for the jubilee medal "75 years of Victory in the Great Patriot
  16. March 2019 orders of the Defense Ministry of Russia. The two decorations previously worn on the right chest are now medals worn with others on the left in line with awards from other divisions of the Russian Armed Forces. The Decoration "For Service in the Strategic Missile Forces" is now the Medal "For Service in the Strategic Missile Forces" on a pentagonal mount. The Decoration "Chief Marshal of Artillery Nedelin" is now the Medal "Chief Marshal of Artillery Nedelin" on a pentagonal mount.
  17. I hope one day soon the Defense Ministry will follow the example of the Interior Ministry with more generic all inclusive awards... producing unique awards for every single sub service of such a large military is inane... Even the Russians need to carry booklets to ID each others' awards...
  18. They managed to squeeze in 4 more before year's end... Medal "For Contribution to the Implementation of the State Armament Program" Order 504 of 4 September 2019; Medal "For Distinction in Financial Security" Order 530 of 13 September 2019; Medal "For participation in the military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945" Order 590 of 17 October 2019; Jubilee Medal "100 Years of the Air Force Academy named after Professor N. E. Zhukovsky and Y. A. Gagarin" Order 747 of 19 December 2019
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