Auction 102

Lot 255:

SOVIET ORDER OF VICTORY MUSEUM REPLICA

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Soviet Order of Victory museum quality replica. Enamel with crystals to represent the look of diamonds and rubies like the real one. Beautiful display piece! The Order of Victory was the highest military decoration awarded for World War II service in the Soviet Union, and one of the rarest orders in the world. The order was awarded only to Generals and Marshals for successfully conducting combat operations involving one or more army groups and resulting in a ‘successful operation within the framework of one or several fronts resulting in a radical change of the situation in favor of the Red Army.’ The Order of Victory is a standalone decoration awarded for service in World War II. In its history, it has been awarded twenty times to twelve Soviet leaders and five foreign leaders, with one revocation. The last living recipient was King Michael I of Romania, who died on 5 December 2017. Sold as-is.

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