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Jubilee Medal of the 60th Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals with tags , on May 5, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_MoldovaThis is a Post-Soviet Moldovan medal commemorating the 60 anniversary of the Great Patriotic War. This jubilee medal was given to all surviving veterans of the GPW.

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This Soviet WWII photograph was unidentified for 23 years until the man in it, Aleksey Gordeyevich Yeremenko, was recognized by his wife and children when they saw the photograph in Pravda. It remains one of the most iconic photographs of World War II. Yeremenko was a junior political officer serving with the 220th regiment of 4th Rifle Division. On July 12, 1942, the commander of his regiment fell during battle. Rallying his troops to the attack, Yeremenko stood and waved them on. Seconds after this photograph was taken, Yeremenko was shot dead.

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60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Moldova

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals with tags , on May 4, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_MoldovaThis is a post-Soviet medal from Moldova commemorating 60 years since the liberation of Moldova from the Nazis in 1944.

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60th Anniversary of the Outbreak of the Great Patriotic War

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals with tags , on May 2, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_MoldovaThis is a Post-Soviet Moldovan medal commemorating the resistance against the German Invasion of 1941

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Soviet Moldova 40th Anniversary Table Medal

Posted in Plaques, Table Medals & Awards with tags , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.svgThis is an aluminium cast table medal celebrating the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Moldava from Nazi Germany. I love the iconography on Soviet stuff.

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