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On 9/11/2017 at 07:32, nickstrenk said:

Two Cuban awards-I created a new topic because of sending a link.The awards were sewed on the uniform,that is why clasps were removed.Notice the other awards,I wonder if somebody will determine them.




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For sure this is not a cuban ribbon bar.

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There are very few published sources on Nicaraguan awards. However, one light in the darkness is a book published in 2002 by Luis H. Flores called"Nicaragua: It's Coins, Paper Money, Medals, Tokens".  The section on medals (which also covers military insignia) runs just over 100 pages and illustrates many of the awards from the Daniel Ortega period. This is the only place I've ever seen these Ortega-era awards.  It's a very hard book to find, but might be available through numismatic book dealers.

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On 09/11/2017 at 07:32, nickstrenk said:

Two Cuban awards-I created a new topic because of sending a link.The awards were sewed on the uniform,that is why clasps were removed.Notice the other awards,I wonder if somebody will determine them. 

A beautiful Cuban Order of Solidarity. Great acquisition indeed, I truly envy. I have been looking for it for a long time.

Below you can find the list of the ribbon bars from your photo. The remaining three are unknown to me at the moment, but they are most probably Czechoslovak as well. The tunic certainly belonged to a high-ranking Czechoslovak military and comes from the 2nd half of 1980s.


Order of Lenin (USSR)

Order of Victorious February (CSSR)
Order of Red Star (CSSR)
Order of Labour (CSSR)

Order of Scharnhorst (GDR)
Order of Ho-Shi-Minh (Vietnam ?)
Order of Solidarity (Cuba)
Medal for Defense of the Homeland (CSSR)

Medal for Strengthening Brotherhood in Arms 2. Class (CSSR)
Medal for Service to the Homeland (CSSR)
Medal "Brotherhood in Arms" (USSR)
Medal "Brotherhood in Arms" 1. Class (GDR)

Commemorative Medal - 50th Anniv. of Founding Czech Communist Party (CSSR)
Commemorative Medal - 25th Anniv. of Victorious February (CSSR)
National Security Corps Medal (CSSR)
Commemorative Medal - 30th Anniv. of Liberation by the Red Army (CSSR)

Commemorative Medal - 40th Anniv. of Liberation by the Red Army (CSSR)
Jubilee Medal "60 Years of AF USSR" (USSR)
Medal "40 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-45" (USSR)
Medal "30 Years of Bulgarian People's Army" (Bulgaria)
Medal "40 Years of Socialist Bulgaria" (Bulgaria)
30th Anniversary of National People's Army Medal (GDR)

30th Anniversary of Revolutionary Armed Forces Medal (Cuba)
Medal of the Association of Antifascist Fighters (CSSR)
Medal "90th Anniversary of Georgi Dimitrov's Birthday" (Bulgaria ?)

Medal "1200 Years of Kiev" (USSR)
Decoration of Liberated Political Prisoners (CSSR)
Ministry decoration (CSSR)
Ministry decoration (CSSR)

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Lukacz,I have already sold these Cuban awards.One Chinese bought them,I think it was not exepensive.

I am glad you found time to guess the awards by the ribbons.

red-yellow-red-for 25 years of the socialist agriculture

white-blue-white-for merit in development of southbohemian region-i am not able to find it in the internet

blue-za example work in Svazarm-like soviet dosaaf

red-pale blue -red -the honour medal of szm-socialist youth union

red-white-blue-white-red-1st grade of north korean state flag-the picture of order is in korean awards




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On 11/05/2018 at 23:13, Lukasz Gaszewski said:

Mmmm, traditionally I am coming too late - wish I had seen your post earlier :(

I wonder what the blue ribbon with white edges (fourth in the before last row) could be from.

Lukasz,For merit in Building of the South -Bohemian Region



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