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Order of Kutuzov (recipients from Yugoslavia)

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Eleven Yugoslavs have been awarded with an Order of Kutuzov 1st class. Here's the list:

 1. Vladimir Bakarić

 2. Rodoljub Čolaković

 3. Peko Dapčević - awarded on October 15th 1945 

 4. Milovan Đilas - awarded on September 5th 1944

 5. Arso Jovanović - awarded on September 5th 1944

 6. Boris Kidrič

 7. Sava Kovačević - awarded posthumously

 8. Ivan Milutinović - awarded on September 5th 1944

 9. Aleksandar Ranković - awarded on September 5th 1944

10. Svetozar Vukmanović - awarded on September 5th 1944

11. Sreten Žujović - awarded on September 5th 1944

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The only photo of the 1st class in wear I've found is the one I've already posted in another topic and it's in my possession. Here's the original topic:

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List of Yugoslavs awarded with Kutuzov 2nd class. I've found 15 names and everyone was awarded on September 5th 1944 except Savo Orović. Unfortunately, I don't know the date when he was awarded. The list most likely isn't complete.

 1. Lado Ambrožič

 2. Vlado Ćetković 

 3. Petar Drapšin

 4. Pavle Jakšić

 5. Đoko Jovanić

 6. Vaso Jovanović

 7. Veljko Kovačević 

 8. Danilo Lekić

 9. Vlado Matetić

10. Milutin Morača

11. Kosta Nađ

12. Savo Orović

13. Marko Peričin

14. Slavko Rodić

15. Vlado Šegrt

 

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Danilo Lekić decorating a young Partisan of the 16th Vojvodina division. We can see the Kutuzov 2nd class on Lekić's chest.

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