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  1. 8 hours ago, chechaco1 said:

    This penny garbage in various versions of the piece of iron, along with clean certificates, is packed into all souvenir tents, since enterprises, in addition to the official order, stamp heaps. Once the machine is plugged into the socket, then what can not be done. The current Russian Federation stamps this from various ministries with dozens of names, and when the name of the ministry is changed, they stamp everything new. Tinsel is everything, dog joy, on the collar. After the medal "For participation in the parade", nothing surprises, soon there will be medals "For giving a military salute", "For being in the white world at all" in seven degrees. Even children in cadet schools have more medals than L. I. Brezhnev in his entire life. Does anyone really take all this scrap metal seriously?


    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.

  2. 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 the coronavirus infection; for the highly efficient organization of work on diagnostics and treatment of the coronavirus infection. May also be awarded to other citizens of the Russian Federation or foreign nationals, assisting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in solving problems in the fight against the coronavirus infection.


  3. 12 hours ago, podpolkovnik said:

    So now that the last marshal of the soviet union, sadly passed away, do you gentlemen think were gonna be seing any marshals of the russian federation any time soon?

    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...  

  4. 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't impossible to see military personnel and veterans wearing these...  As far as they.re concerned, they're public awards.  Huge grey area...

    These aren't the only ones...  Well over a dozen medals were struck in large numbers bearing the Ministry of Defense emblem but were never officialised.





  5. 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

  6. 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 Patriotic War of 1941-1945."
    1. Anniversary medal "75 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945." is awarded to:

    a) military and civilian personnel who took part in military operations on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War, partisans and members of underground organizations operating during the Great Patriotic War in the temporarily occupied territories of the USSR, military and civilian personnel who served in the period of the Great Patriotic War in the Armed Forces of the USSR, persons awarded medals "For the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945", "For the victory over Japan", or a certificate confirming participation in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945;

    b) home front workers, for selfless work during the Great Patriotic War bostowed orders of the USSR, medals "For Valiant Labor in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", "For Labor Valor", "For Labor Distinction", "For the Defense of Leningrad" , "For the defense of Moscow", "For the defense of Odessa", "For the defense of Sevastopol", "For the defense of Stalingrad", "For the defense of Kiev", "For the defense of the Caucasus", "For the defense of the Soviet Arctic", as well as persons bearing the sign "Resident of besieged Leningrad" or a certificate for the medal "For Valiant Labor in the Great Patriotic War 19 41 - 1945 ";

    c) persons who have worked for at least six months from June 22, 1941 to May 9, 1945, excluding the period of work in the temporarily occupied territories of the USSR;

    d) former juvenile prisoners of concentration camps, ghettos and other places of forced detention created by the Nazis and their allies during the Second World War;

    e) citizens of foreign states that are not members of the Commonwealth of Independent States who fought as part of military national formations in the ranks of the Armed Forces of the USSR, as part of partisan detachments, underground groups, and other anti-fascist formations, who made a significant contribution to the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and awarded state awards of the USSR or the Russian Federation.

    2. The Anniversary medal "75 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945." is worn on the left side of the chest and is located after the medal "70 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945."

    Description of the jubilee medal "75 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945."
    The Anniversary medal "75 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945." It is made of silver-colored metal and has the shape of a circle with a diameter of 32 mm.

    On the front side of the coin is an image of the figure of a victorious soldier standing half-turned, dressed in a field uniform of clothes of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, holding a Shpagin submachine gun (PPSh) in his left hand and writing the word "Victory on the wall of the Reichstag building." ! " Under the word "Victory!" - the numbers "1945" and "2020" under each other.

    On the back of the coin, in the center, is the inscription: "75 YEARS OF VICTORY IN THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR 1941 - 1945". The inscription below is framed by two laurel branches, between which there is an image of a five-pointed star.

    The edges of the medal are bordered by a side. All images, inscriptions and numbers on the medal are embossed.

    The medal is connected with an eye and a ring to a pentagonal mount, covered with a silk moire ribbon of gray color with two longitudinal blue stripes at the edges. The width of the ribbon is 24 mm. In the middle are five alternating stripes of black and orange. All stripes are 1.0 mm wide.

  7. 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.



  8. On 31/12/2019 at 12:26, ArHo said:

    Will it ever end...? 😉 Thank you, very interesting update!



    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...  

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