Price: 30.00 euro Size: 7.5cm./2.9inch. Weight: 203gr./7.1oz.
Table medal made in the Soviet Union with the image of Yuri Gagarin, first human in space. On the back there is the siganture of Gagarin and the year 1961, the year he went into space. Yuri Gagarin became the first human in outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed one orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961 in the Vostok 1 mission. Gagarin became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, his nation’s highest honour. Gagarin died in 1968 when the training jet he was piloting crashed.
Price: 28.00 euro Size: 6cm./2.3inch. Weight: 121gr./4.2oz.
Soviet Union tabe medal about celebrating 30 years of the All Union Knowledge Society. Znanie (knowledge) is a voluntary public organization responsible for the spread of political and scientific knowledge and for the communist education of the working masses. It was founded in 1947 as the All-Union Society for the Dissemination of Political and Scientific Knowledge and has been known as Znanie since 1963. Made of bronze with an open book with a torch on one side. Marked with the year on the left under the torch.
Price: 15.00 euro Size: 8.8×3.5cm./3.4×1.4inch. Weight: 39gr./1.3oz.
Heavy medal made in 1978. Made for the construction of the main gas pipeline sytem which runs from Turkmenistan via Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to Russia. The text on the medal reads:”Main Gas Pipeline Construction”.
Price: 23.00 euro
Size medal: 6cm./2.3inch.
The Mound of Glory BSSR WWII. Commemorative medal in original box.Beautiful images, 2 soldiers embracing each other and woman in national costumes waving a flag. The Mound of Glory is a memorial complex honoring Soviet soldiers who fought during World War II, located 21 km from Minsk, Belarus on the Moscow Highway.Designed by O. Stakhovich and sculpted by A. Bembel, it was created in 1969 on the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus during Operation Bagration (1944).
Price: 23.00 euro
Size Medal: 8cm./3.1inch.
Warsaw Pact 20 years1955-1975. Bronze plaque in original box. Beautiful plaque, in front of a soldier with behind him a flag on which an airplane, rocket, tank and ship. Back of the medal there is an AK 47 where the 7 flags of the 7 Warsaw Pact countries flutter. It is signed under the gun.
Price: 21.00 euro
7 Soldiers with 7 flags of their country. Beautiful Cold War piece. The Warsaw Pact was established in 1955. The Warsaw Pact was a military alliance of communist countries from 1955 to 1991. The treaty was signed on May 14, 1955 in the Polish capital of Warsaw in response to the accession of the Federal Republic of Germany to NATO.
Price: 26.00 euro
WWII commemorative plaque. A gun stuck in the ground, a soldier’s grave between the remains of a city that had been destroyed and war equipment.A young tree grows next to the gun, symbolizing that he gave his life for new life. Beautiful bronze plaque.
Price: 21.00 euro
WW2 1945 Candle of life. Probably made in the 1980’s. Symbolic displayed and hand that protects the light of life.The 7 stars are the 7 Warsaw Pact country’s. WW 2 Commemorative plaque with beautiful platinum.
WWII table medal Soviet Union made in 1975. 30 years after the victory on Nazi Germany 1945-1975. Bronze Table medal in original box.What a beautiful plaque this is, soldier runs forward from Leningrad to Berlin with 2 flags bearing the Soviet and Polish coat of arms.
Physical Culture and Sports Committee under the Council of Ministers of the CCCP 1970. Bronze Table medal in original box.Behind the stylistic depiction of 2 people with a hammer with sickle and star. The text on the medal reads:”Committee On Physical Culture And Sports Under The Council Of Ministers”.
Medal made in honor of the Bahx exhibition. Also known as the exhibition of national economy achievements. The front of the medal reads:”Exhibition Of National Economy Achivements”. The back of the medal reads:”In Memory Of The Exhibition”.
This is a permanent exhibition in Russia about the achievements of national economy established in 1935 and started as an agricultural exhibition. In 1959 the agricultural exhibition was restructed and rebuilt and the name of the park changed to “Exhibition Of National Economy achievements”.
Now the exhibition holds 2,375,000 square meters (bigger than Monaco) with subjects such as: engineering, space, atomic energy, education, radio electronics and culture and has around 11 million visitors each year. It contains more than 400 buildings.
View of a part of the exhibition
The gigantic Conquerors Of Space Monument, build in 1964.
Price: 4.50 euro
Plaque Rostral column marine Leningrad. Aluminum with 3D effect. A rostral column is a victory column, originating in ancient Greece and Rome, where they were built to commemorate a naval military victory.
The back of the medal says:”Rostral columns and the central building, naval museum, former exchange, architect(name) Leningrad“.
Medal from the Sovjet Afghan war, 1988. With unwritten document. The back of the medal says:”From The Grateful Afghan People”. The same on the front of the document. Inside the document it says:”Republic of Afghanistan. In accordance with the decree. Awarded. To the international warrior from the grateful Afghan people.”
The Soviet–Afghan War lasted over nine years, from 1979 and ended in 1989. Insurgent groups known collectively as the mujahideen, as well as smaller Maoist groups, fought a guerrilla war against the Soviet Army and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan government, mostly in the countryside. The mujahideen groups were backed primarily by the United States making it a Cold War proxy war. Between 562,000 and 2,000,000 civilians were killed and 32.000 Sovjet/Afghan forces and 57.000 mujahideen.
The war derives from a 1978 coup when Afghanistan’s communist party took power, initiating a series of radical modernization reforms throughout the country. These reforms were deeply unpopular among the more traditional rural population and established power structures. It led to the rise of anti government armed groups and by April 1979 large parts of the country were in open rebellion. The ruling party itself experienced deep rivalries, and in September 1979 the President, Nur Mohammad Taraki, was murdered under orders of the second in command, Hafizullah Amin, which soured relations with the Soviet Union. Eventually the Soviet government, under leader Leonid Brezhnev, decided to deploy the 40th Army in December 1979.
Arriving in the capital Kabul, they staged a coup, killing president Amin and installing Soviet loyalist Babrak Karmal from a rival faction.
Sovjet troops in action
Sovjet soldiers with a captured machine gun
Mujahideen soldiers checking out Sovjet movements
Soviet helicopter flying past one of the Bamiyan buddhas wich were later blew up by the taliban.
The Order of the Red Star was established in 1930. The Order of the Red Star was awarded to soldiers of the Soviet Army, Navy, border and internal security forces, employees of the State Security Committee of the USSR, as well as NCOs and officers of the bodies of internal affairs; to units, warships, associations, enterprises, institutions and organizations; as well as to military personnel of foreign countries.
The Order of the Red Star is worn on the right side of the chest and when in the presence of other orders of the USSR, placed immediately after the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd. class. The Order of the Red Star was also used as a long service award from 1944 to 1958 to mark fifteen years of service in the military, state security, or police.
The inscription on the medal says:”Workers Of The World, Unite!”
3.8 million Red Stars were awarded to more than 2 million people. One could have earn more than one Red Star for multiple heroic acts in wartime.
Medal, Order Of The Patriotic War 2nd. Class with documentation.
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.
Below pictures of heroes of WWII fully hung medals: