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Cofee cup made in the Ukraine. The image on the cup is the Order Of The Patriotic War medal. The Order of the Patriotic War is a Soviet military decoration that was awarded to soldiers in the Soviet armed forces, security troops, and to partisans for heroic deeds during the German-Soviet War, known by the former Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War.
In order to inspire soldiers to preform heroic acts during the war, the soviet union issued a large number of expensively made medals. The Order Of The Patriotic war came in 2 classes. 1st. class and 2nd. class, breaking the tradition of a classless society. The 1st. class was for truly heroic acts such as; bringing two enemy planes down as a pilot, destroy 2 or more tanks, sinking a warship or do repairs while on enemy fire.
The 2nd. class was for less heroic deeds. In 1985, during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War, it was decided that all surviving veterans of the war would be awarded either 2nd or 1st class of the Order, and about 2,054,000 first class and 5,408,000 second class were issued then.
As of January 1992, the total number of all awarded Orders was 2,487,098 first class and 6,688,497 second class variants. Almost 10 million in total.
Tableware Soviet Russia TSR027 Coffee Cup