The badge "Leningrad"

The icon "Leningrad": [photo] / photographer A. Melentiev. - Electronic data (1 file: 1.5 MB). - St. Petersburg: Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 2015. - (Cities - heroes). -
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On the photo: a souvenir badge "Leningrad". Icon in the form of a shield, in the left part there is a relief symbolic image of the Mother Motherland monument, on the right side there is an image of the Gold Star medal. At the bottom of the icon there is a winding ribbon with the inscription: "Leningrad". It is part of a series of icons "Hero City", produced by the Mytishchi factory of experimental and jewelry. Metal. Stamping. Red enamel. The size is 31x25 mm. Pin fastening. On the reverse side - the brand of the manufacturer: Mytishchi Plant of Experimental and Jewelry, price 15 kop. Location: From a private collection. - On the souvenir badge "Leningrad" there is a monument "Motherland", installed on Piskarevsky memorial cemetery on May 9, 1960, on the fifteenth anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War. Before the six-meter bronze sculpture "Motherland" was lit the Eternal Flame from the torch on the Champ de Mars. The authors of the memorial ensemble are architects A. Vasiliev, E. A. Levinson, sculptors V. V. Isaeva and R. K. Taurit, and others. Piskarevskoe cemetery was founded in 1939 on the northern outskirts of Leningrad (since 1991 - St. Petersburg) and was named after the nearby village of Piskarevka. In 1941-1944 it became a place of mass graves. Victims of the siege of Leningrad and the soldiers of the Leningrad Front are buried in mass graves. For outstanding service to the Motherland, the courage and heroism shown by the inhabitants of Leningrad in the fight against the German invaders in the difficult conditions of a prolonged military blockade, and in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, Leningrad was awarded the title "Hero City" on May 8 1965 with the awarding of the medal "Golden Star" .
I. Melentiev, Alexei Mikhailovich (1958-). II. Presidential Library. B. N. Yeltsin (St. Petersburg). III. Mytishchi Plant of Experimental and Souvenir Products. Piskarevskoye memorial cemetery-museum (St. Petersburg, city) - Badges. 2. The people (the collection). 3. Memory of the Great Victory (collection). 4. Territory (collection). 5. Territory of Russia: St. Petersburg, city (collection). 6. St. Petersburg: pages of history (collection). 7. Hero cities - USSR - Badges. 8. "Gold Star", medal - Badges. 9. Souvenir badges - the USSR.
ББК 63.3 (2-2СПб) 633-7ю9
ББК 85.136.155ю9
Source of electronic copy: PB
Place of origin: From private collection
Publisher Президентская библиотека имени Б. Н. Ельцина
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