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RUSSIA: Russian Union of Afghan Veterans: Medal of the Russian Union of Afghan Veterans

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Put up over at http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=18112&st=25 but maybe not much interest or traffic there.

Russian Union of Afghan Veterans: Medal of the Russian Union of Afghan Veterans / Медаль Российского Союза Ветеранов Афганистана

See also: http://faculty.winthrop.edu/haynese/medals...han/fourth.html

Interestingly, the ribbon differs from that shown at Yuri's moribund site: http://awards.netdialogue.com/Russia/RF/Public/RSVA/RSVA.htm

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I hope that is a REAL veterans organization and not just a front to sell medals like the retailers churning out stuff for our vanity market.

Well made and clearly identifies who the issuing body is--assuming there actually IS one.

The reverse slogan is rather odd, though. I don't recall the Politburo consulting a Higher Authority. :rolleyes:

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No, I have heard of this one from veterans with whom I have been in communication, though if any of our Russian members drift by I'd appreciate their thoughts. Remember, Rick, this is RUSSIAN, not SOVIET, and "god" is now all over everything.

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"Gott Mit Uns".... where have I heard THAT before....

and that (shudder) Romanov crowned double eagle.... :banger::speechless1:

I can't quite recall which Tsarist campaign medal this replicates the ribbon of, either.

The unattended irony is just laid on in layers.

Still, nice design on the front.

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