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  1. Established by order 342 on 18 June 2015 (I completely missed this one)...

    The gold badge is awarded to the winner of the annual contest "Best Young Scientist of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation", the silver badge goes to the two second place winners and the bronze to the three third place winners.


  2. Apparently this trend is here to stay...  A new Defence Ministry medal for being part of a parade, this time, for a naval review.

    Just established in 2017 by ministerial order 360, Medal "Participant in the Main Naval Parade" (Медаль «За участие В Главном военно-морском параде»).

    Minister Shoigu is reviving the large anual naval reviews, this year's gatherings of warships will take place on July 30th (Day of the Navy) in multiple port cities of the Russian Federation. (LINK TO REF)


  3. 2 hours ago, Egorka said:

    It is just an asymmetrical intelligence strategy. The amount of resources used in CIA to figure it all out is eating  3,14% of their budget. And they are still lagging...

    So I should stop divulging my research and let the CIA err?  I don't think it'll be necessary, Trump will probably abolish it any day now...

  4. I usually try to avoid such comments but the last few months have shown me such personal restraint is stupid...  The 4 latest medals of the Russian Defence Ministry are made for generals...

    - 24 Nov 2016 - Order 770 - Medal "Veteran of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" for 25 years of service if previously awarded higher ministerial or state decorations (not specifically for senior and flag officers but they'll all get it).

    - 30 Nov 2016 - Order 780 - Medal "Marshal of the Soviet Union A.M. Vasilevsky" awarded specifically to officers of the General Staff...

    - 10 May 2017 - Order 222 - Medal "Army General Shtemenko" awarded to officers of the General Staff and to military and civilian personnel of the organs of organisational mobilisation...

    - 24 May 2017 - Order 250 - Medal "100 Years of the Moscow Higher Combined Arms Command School" awarded to cadre personnel and people who assisted the school (wait for it, half the general staff will get it).

    Also of note: the ribbon of the Medal "Veteran of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" has been modified to only include a single black stripe in the yellow field vice the 2 original ones usually reserved for commemorative awards.  The Medal "100 Years of the Moscow Higher Combined Arms Command School", although clearly a commemorative piece, has a single black stripe in the yellow field of its ribbon.  


    You can see these latest additions here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awards_and_emblems_of_the_Ministry_of_Defence_of_the_Russian_Federation#Medals

  5. 7 hours ago, Megan said:

    Frank, I think we should recommend you for the Medal "For the Promotion of the National Guard"  - as you are busy telling the medal-loving world about it!

    My bosses would L-O-O-O-O-V-E to get a phone call from the Russian consulate informing them I was being decorated by them... :o I'd probably lose my security clearance and get water boarded! :wacky:

    Oh by the way...  Have a looksee here: CLICK HERE TO WIKI PAGE

    22 hours ago, Jerry T said:

    Is there any way for a Russian not to win any medals? This is getting just too ridiculous.

    Actually, it's pretty much the same in the USA...  Look at the different service awards then add all of the states' National Guard awards, ROTC, etc...  Those 2 countries really do love their bling! :)

  6. A preview of more to come, these are the new long service awards for 10, 15 and 20 years of service within the new Russian National Guard.


    A few more...  

    Left - Medal "For Valour" 2nd class (the 1st class is gilt and with a single central red stripe in the blue half of the ribbon.

    Center - Medal "Veteran of Service" for 25 years of service.

    Right - Medal "For the Promotion of the National Guard"


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    It was just a matter of time.  Following the dissolution of the Internal Troops (VV MVD) and establishment of the Russian National Guard on April 5, 2016 by decree of the President of the Russian Federation № 157, new departmental awards were created by Order of the National Guard of Russia № 50 of February 14, 2017.  I'm presently translating the lenghty document and am already at work producing a new Wiki page.  Here's a teaser below...


    Above - Honoured Fellow of the National Guard of Russia (highest departmental award).


    Left - Medal "For Distinction in Combat".  Center - Decoration "For Distinction in Service".  Right - Medal "For Service in Strengthening Law Enforcement".

  8. Well...  Not only have I found the establishment order...  I actually received some decorations... See photo below.

    The 2 lower ones (also in my previous post) are Decorations "For Merit in the Destruction of Chemical Weapons", bronze and silver grades.  Established on 24 July 2004 by order 131 of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation.  I have still to find the integral order.58d6fdb065e2c_FUDBUKOawards.thumb.jpg.4180119a7f066895d9a8f427ecaddfd9.jpg


    The coloured beads seem weird for an official military award but heh...  I wonder if the colours have any significance to chemical weapons' disposal?  White-blue-red...  Any ideas out there?


  9. 23 hours ago, Gaffken said:

    >  Is OMON going into the Ministry of Justice or the FSB?

    Oops, sorry...poor wording. I meant that along with the VV, OMON and SOBR were pulled over to the National Guard, too. No change to the Justice Ministry or FSB though. All that's left of the MVD now is the civil police and the counter-narcotics folks (the former FSKN; it was reabsorbed into the MVD back in April too)...

    OMON to the National Guard?  How incredibly odd!  :wacky:  It's the equivalent to SWAT...

  10. Egorka (Igor) just sent me the research for my Order of the Red Banner.  Excellent and incredibly fast work!  I highly recommend the gentleman's services! :cheers: I was half expecting an award for long service, imagine my surprise at reading this.... :cool:



    GUSCHA VASILY ANISIMOVICH, Guards rifleman, Machine gunner, 1st MG company, 151th Guards Rifle Regiment, 52nd Guards Rifle "Order of Lenin" and "Order of Suvorov" Rigskaya Division.

    Recommended for "HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION"

    Brief and specific description of the personal feat or merit

    "As a member of an assault team he exhibited bravery during the crossing of the Oder river on 26 March 1945.  After reaching the dam, comrade GUSCHA, using his machine gun, took out the German machine gunner who was preventing our landing crafts from disembarking at the dam.  The engagement turned into close combat and comrade GUSCHA exhibiting audacity and bravery annihilated eight enemy soldiers with grenades and machine gun fire.   This bridgehead on the left bank of the river was held by a small assault group of 7-8 people until the arrival of reinforcements.  The successful capture of the bridgehead ensured the achievement of all the unit's objectives.  For his exemplary execution of orders of the command and for exhibiting heroism in a fight with a superior enemy comrade GUSCHA is worthy of the title "HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION".

    I. YDICH, Guards Colonel, Commander 151th Guards Rifle Regiment, 29 March 1945.

    Conclusion of the superiors


    KOZIN, Guards Major-General, Commander 52nd Guards Rifle "Order of Lenin" and "Order of Suvorov" Rigskaya Division, 29 March 1945.


    KAZANKIN, Guards Lieutenant-General, Commander 12th Guards Rifle Corps, 29 March 1945.

    Conclusion of the Army Council


    KUZNETSOV, Colonel-General, Commander 3rd Shock Army

    LITVINOV, Major-General, Member of 3rd Shock Army military council

    Awarded Order "RED BANNER" 

    Decree of 3rd Shock Army # 051-H dated 11 April 1945



    Other awards:

    Medal for Bravery 16.12.1944

    Order of the Red Star 15.08.1944

    Order of the Red Star 27.10.1944

    Medal for the capture of Berlin

    Medal for Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War

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