Auction 102

Lot 274:

VOENKOMAT SOVIET MEDAL DEFENSE OF STALINGRAD & CERTIFICATE

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Original World War II campaign medal of the Soviet Union established on December 22, 1942, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR to recognize all participants in the defense of Stalingrad – soldiers of the Red Army, Navy and troops of the NKVD, as well as persons from the civilian population who took part in the defense of the city. 32mm in diameter circular brass medal with a raised rim and a standard Soviet pentagonal mount covered by a 24mm wide olive green silk moire ribbon with a 2mm central red stripe. As is indicated by the accompanying certificate of award of the medal, it was given to Alexander Nechaev on May 5, 1965. The document has an original signature of the colonel awarding the medal, V. Sergeev, and the official stamp of the Military Unit.

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