Icon "1945-1970"

Icon "1945-1970": [photo] / photographer A. Melentiev. - Electronic data (1 file: 1 MB). - St. Petersburg: Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 2015. -
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In the picture: souvenir badge "1945-1970". A badge in the form of a composition from the Order of Victory and a red ribbon. At the bottom edge of the date tape: 1945-1970. Yellow metal. Red enamel. Stamping. The size is 29x17 mm. Pin fastening. On the reverse side - stamp of the manufacturer: Leningrad Mint, price 15 kopeks. Location: From a private collection. - On the souvenir badge the image of the Order "Victory" - the highest military order of the USSR, established by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from 8.11.1943. After a radical change during the Great Patriotic War in 1943, the leadership of the country had a need to establish a higher military order, to which could be represented especially distinguished generals. There were 20 awards and seventeen cavaliers (three were awarded twice, one was awarded posthumously). The sign of the Order "Victory" is made of platinum and is a convex five-pointed ruby ​​star, fringed with diamonds. In between the ends of the star the divergent rays are also studded with diamonds. The middle of the star is a circle covered with blue enamel, bordered with a laurel-oak wreath. In the center of the circle is a golden image of the Kremlin wall with the Lenin Mausoleum and the Spassky Tower in the center. Above the image is an inscription with white enamel letters "USSR". In the lower part of the circle on the red enamel ribbon the inscription with white enamel letters "Victory" .
I. Melentiev, Alexei Mikhailovich (1958-). II. Presidential Library. B. N. Yeltsin (St. Petersburg). III. The Mint (Leningrad) .1. "Victory", the Order - Badges. 2. The people (the collection). 3. Memory of the Great Victory (collection). 4. The Great Patriotic War - Anniversary - 1941-1945 - 1970 - Badges. 5. Souvenir badges - the USSR.
ББК 63.3 (2) 633-7ю9
Source of electronic copy: PB
Place of origin: From private collection
Publisher Президентская библиотека имени Б. Н. Ельцина
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