"XXV Victory" icon


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The "XXV Victory" icon: [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: a souvenir badge "XXV Victory Years". Icon rectangular in the left part - an image of the fragment of the bas-relief of the monument "58 days on fire" in Volgograd, on the right - the inscription "XXV Victory years". Yellow metal. Red, blue and black enamels. Stamping. The size is 31x14 mm. Fastening pin, horizontal. On the reverse side - the brand of the manufacturer: Volgograd Experimental Plant "Souvenir", price 15 kopeks. Location: From a private collection. - Souvenir badge "XXV Victory" is dedicated to the anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War. The icon shows a fragment of the memorable bas-relief "58 days on fire", installed near the famous Pavlov house in Volgograd. Twenty-four warriors of nine nationalities, under the command of Sergeant Pavlov, defended themselves steadfastly in a fortified house, repulsing furious attacks of the enemy and holding the house for 58 days before the Soviet counter-offensive began in the Battle of Stalingrad. The feat of the defenders of Pavlov's house is immortalized by a memorial stela on the end wall of the house from the side of the square. The top of the left shows the soldier's head - the collective image of the defenders of the house, to the right - the inscription: 58 days on fire. Below - a relief image of episodes of circular defense and an inscription, which lists the names of those who defended the house. Pavlov's house became a symbol of soldier's glory, selfless devotion to the Motherland .
I. Melentiev, Alexei Mikhailovich (1958-). II. Presidential Library. B. N. Yeltsin (St. Petersburg). III. "Souvenir", Volgograd pilot plant. The people (the collection). 2. Memory of the Great Victory (collection). 3. The Great Patriotic War - Perpetuation of memory - Volgograd Region - 1941 - 1945 - Badges. 4. Souvenir badges - the USSR.
ББК 63.3 (2) 633-7ю9
Source of electronic copy: PB
Place of origin: From private collection
Издательство Президентская библиотека имени Б. Н. Ельцина
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