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Order of Lenin, type 5, var. 1

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With document (#135011) to Evdokiia Nikifornova Kalinina (female), 1 November 1944. The order booklet contains photo of the recipient and her signature ("none too fluid") and significantly shows only one decoration ? thus making it -- apparently -- a ?complete group?. An extraordinary award for a woman during WW2, and well before Orders of Lenin started to be awarded simply for length of military service. Both the order and the document are in excellent condition. Document is the 1943 printing, variation 2.

As yet, no research joy on this one, too late for easy location.

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I can only hope that this awe-inspiring lady -- unlike her comrade-sister in Stalinist socialist progress Maria Yakovlevna Oprishko, see http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2732 -- was NOT a schoolteacher. Of such stuff are adult nightmares made.

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It's actually even earlier, Ed-- the Book itself was made out on "15 February 1944" so that privileges line "1-||-44" = "1 February" and not 1 November.

WELL before long service and so yes indeed, a BIG big deal indeed. January of 1944 would see to let out any agricultural accomplishment, so war effort in some other extremely significant way...

I suspect this will turn out to be a prize indeed when tracked down!

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