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  1. The Commemorative badge "100 Years of Air Defense" was established on November 14, 2014 by ministerial order 828.  Oddly, it was abolished after barely nine months by ministerial order 470 of August 1, 2015.

    It was awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Air Force who have served (have worked) in Aerospace Defence Forces for at least 20 calendar years, for personal contribution to the development of Russian air defences, for high performance in service; may also be awarded to other personnel, in the reserves or retired, who previously served in the Air Force, Air Defence Forces and Aerospace Defence Troops for great personal contribution to the air defence of Russia. May also be awarded to workers of the defence-industrial complex of the Russian Federation and other citizens of the Russian Federation for assistance in solving the problems faced in air defence.56ad14274b2b3_100yearsofairdefenseforces

    Even odder...  The very next month, on 25 September 2015, the Commemorative Badge "100 Years of Military Air Defense" was established by ministerial order 565.  It even uses the same ribbon...

    It is awarded to military and civilian personnel of military units of Air Defence Ground Forces, for faithful performance of duties, as well as to other citizens of the Russian Federation for assistance in the tasks assigned to military units of Air Defence Ground Forces.

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  2. Decoration "Submariner-Hydronaut"

    Established by ministerial order 595 in 2015, exact date to be confirmed, text not yet found.  Photos of award to come ASAP.

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    Commemorative Badge "50 Years of the General Directorate for Deep-Sea Research".  Established by ministerial order 600 in 2015.  Exact date and text to follow with photo.

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  3. Prob is gents, it is illegal to export Russian state awards, that's why you mostly only see ministerial or departmental level awards on the western market.  When you do see a state award, seriously question its authenticity unless from a reputable dealer/auction house with full provenance (docs).

     

  4. The establishment order has surfaced:

    Order of the Minister of defense of the Russian Federation № 732 dated 30 November 2015.

    Awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation: for excellence, courage and selflessness, displayed during military operations in the Arab Republic of Syria; for the successful management of the actions of subordinates in carrying out military operations in the Arab Republic of Syria; for selfless work and great personal contribution in the performance of tasks during military operations in the Arab Republic of Syria. May also be awarded to other citizens of the Russian Federation and to foreign citizens for assistance in solving the tasks assigned to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during military operations in the Arab Republic of Syria.

  5. A new decoration from the Defence Ministry.

    Decoration "Participant in demining in the Chechen Republic and in the Republic of Ingushetia"

    Awarded to members of the Armed Forces for displaying dedication, courage and bravery, professionalism in the performance of assigned tasks in the detection and neutralization of explosive ordnance in Chechnya and Ingushetia; for direct participation in the organization and control of these tasks.

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    18 November 2015 - Under the auspices of the chief of Engineering troops of the Southern Military District, Major-General Konstantin Smechko, the first 110 soldiers were awarded the new decoration of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation "Participant in demining in the Chechen Republic and the Republic of Ingushetia".  

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    Source: Russian Federation Defence Ministry

  6. I need your help...  I'm missing this clasp (loop) afixing the commander's neck badge to the cravate...  By some miracle, would anybody have such a part for sale lying at the bottom of an old drawer?

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  7. 17 hours ago, paul wood said:

    The Barre pieces were the official issues, the ones by EF, Falot and Sacristan were privately manufactured pieces.

    Paul

    And they (EF, Falot and Sacristan) are unfortunately to most often copied...

  8. Me again...  Personally, I'd stay clear of it.  Every time I look at the pics again it screams copy...  Never purchase any 2nd Empire campaign medal with a ball mount!

    Play safe, go for a model signed by BARRE, pay under $400.  A Mexico medal by any other engraver would be an incredible stroke of luck.  Don't look for a super detailed medal, they were kind of plain and rather flat.  If the medal seems to have a lot of depth to it, it's probably a fake.  Here's mine below.

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  9. Order 470 of the minister of defence of the Russian Federation of 1 August 2015 merges together the Air Defence Forces and Space Forces under the new designation : "Aerospace Forces".

    The extensive order contains changes to military heraldry, the basic emblem of the Air Force and all items where it appears (flags, insignia, awards, etc) are amended.

    This is the new "wings & star" insignia for caps, it replaces the old Soviet style insignia.

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    The change to the basic emblem of the Air Force is the addition of an eight pointed star at the meeting place of the propeller and the cannon.

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    This new insignia denotes the commander in chief of aerospace forces.  It is presented to the Commander of Aerospace Forces in a solemn ceremony by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation or on his behalf by the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces - First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation.  It is worn over the right breast pocket.

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