Badge "1945-1985, 40 years old"

Badge "1945-1985, 40 years": [photo] / photographer A. Melentiev. - Electronic data (1 file: 1.1 MB). - St. Petersburg: Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 2015. -
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In the photo: souvenir badge "1945-1985, 40 years old". An icon in the form of a pentagon with rounded corners is attached to a block painted in the center in red color with the inscription: "40 years", on the upper edge of the date box "1945-1985", on the bottom edge - laurel branches. In the center of the badge is a relief symbolic image of the Order of the Patriotic War, in the center of which is inscribed a bas-relief of the gold color of the sculpture "Warrior-Liberator" - the figure of a Soviet soldier standing on the wreckage of a swastika, in one hand a soldier holds a lowered sword, and another supports a girl he has saved. Yellow metal. Red and white enamels. Stamping. The size is 34x31 mm, the size of the shoe is 16x25 mm. Pin fastening. On the reverse side - brand of the manufacturer: Mytishchi Plant of Experimental and Souvenir Products, price 30 kop. Location: From a private collection. - On the souvenir badge "1945-1985, 40 years" is depicted the Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st degree - the first Soviet award of the period of the Great Patriotic War, established on May 20, 1942. The icon also houses an image of the Warrior-Liberator monument, which is the central part of the memorial to Soviet soldiers, located in Berlin's Treptow Park. In the memorial, about 7,000 Soviet soldiers were buried, out of a total of 75,000 fallen during the storming of Berlin. The names of about 1,000 of them are known. Sculptor EV Vuchetich, architect Ya.B. Belopolsky, artist A.V. Gorpenko, engineer SS Valerius. It was opened on May 8, 1949. The height of the monument is 12 meters, weight - 70 tons. The Warrior-Liberator monument is a symbol of the victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War and the liberation of the peoples of Europe from fascism .
I. Melentiev, Alexei Mikhailovich (1958-). II. Presidential Library. B. N. Yeltsin (St. Petersburg). III. Mytishchi Plant of Experimental and Souvenir Products. Vuchetich, Evgeniy Viktorovich (1908 - 1974). "Warrior-liberator", a monument - Badges. 2. The people (the collection). 3. Memory of the Great Victory (collection). 4. Territory (collection). 5. Victory Day - Anniversary - 1985 - Badges. 6. Order of the Patriotic War - Badges. 7. Souvenir badges - the USSR.
BBC 63.3 (2) 633-7y9
BBK 63.3 (4Gem) 622-7y9
Source of electronic copy: PB
Place of origin: From private collection
Publisher Президентская библиотека имени Б. Н. Ельцина
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