Jump to content

Soviet ribbon bar authentic or pieced together?


Recommended Posts

The first ribbon on the second row (20th GPW victory ribbon) seems to be backwards, I had heard that sometimes these where worn reversed but wanted to know if that's accurate? is this an authentic ribbon bar or something hashed together? thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The only thing that bothers me about this bar is the lack of Camapaign medals(Afghan or Post WW2) or WW2 Victory Medals.

 

I am assuming that the ribbon bar is supposed to be post ww2 service, as if the person would have been awarded CSM, ORS, and etc for long service, instead of the Long Service Medals, which came out long after WW2.    What rank is the officer?  Was the Order of Alexander Nevsky awarded after WW2?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's definitely an odd one...and yes, the Nevsky was awarded after WW2...but I've seen stranger, actually being worn by veterans. I'd honestly be more comfortable with it if it were on a green Russian Federation uniform rather than a Soviet one...but I don't think this is a necessarily impossible set.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Blog Comments

    • As a theology student my professor, a much published former Naval chaplain, set us an essay, saying that if we could answer that successfully we would be guaranteed  a good degree "Which of the gospel writers was the biggest liar, discuss."   I got a good mark, but  don't want to be burned for heresy.   P
    • As my father used to say: "Tain't so much Pappy's a liar - he just remembers big."  
    • Brian: First, let me say that I always enjoy reading your blog and your "spot on" comments.  Another fine topic with such a broad expansion into so many different facets.  I had watched this a week or two ago and when reading your blog, it reminded me of this great quote.   There is a great video on the origins of "Who was Murphy in Murphy's Law"   Anyway, about mid way through this video, there is this great quote and I think it sums it up quite well to your statem
    • I've received word from the Curator that she has permission to re-open this summer.   We're already making plans for a November event at the Museum.   Michael
    • I recall I did the same on hot days at Old Fort York back in 1973-74 - wool uniforms, and at 90F they would let you take your backpack off.   Michael
×
×
  • Create New...