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soviet O & M presented in post soviet times.


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Russia seems to have manufactured a number of Soviet awards to be issued to veterans who were awarded a decoration during the Soviet era (generally during WW2), but never received it for some reason or another. I have seen images of recent award ceremonies during which Red Stars were issued. I presume they also had some former Soviet stock lying around which they could have issued in the 1990s.

The other former Soviet republics seem to have presented the veteran only with the paperwork, not the award itself. I actually researched a Red Star this week which was awarded by a rifle division in August 1945, but according to the record card (which was filled out in Ukraine in 1999) the veteran, who was almost 90 years old at the time, was only presented with the award documents at his local commissariat in 1999.

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