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Rare Soviet WWII award citation given to Comrade T. A. Vakulenko for his ‘active work of cultural patronage’ over the M. V. Frunze Military Academy on the day of the 22nd anniversary of the Red Army and Navy. The document, 8.75 x 11 inches, has original signatures of the Head of the Academy, Regimental Commissar Kozlov, and of the Head of the Political Department, Regimental Commissar Fyodorov. It bears the original stamp of the Academy and is dated 1940. The document features an unusual collage of black-and-white photographs, displaying the Bolshoi Theater, the Monument to the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, as well as portraits of Lenin, Stalin, and Voroshilov. The M. V. Frunze Military Academy, or in full the Military Order of Lenin and the October Revolution, Red Banner, Order of Suvorov Academy in the name of M. V. Frunze, was a military academy of the Soviet and later the Russian Armed Forces.