Small Earth icon 225 days

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Small Earth icon 225 days: [photo] / photographer A. Melentiev. - Electronic data (1 file: 1.6 MB). - St. Petersburg: Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 2015. -
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In the photo: souvenir badge "Small earth, 225 days". The icon is rectangular in the center on a black background - relief symbolic images of the monument-explosion in the Valley of death of the memorial complex "Small Earth" and the medal "Golden Star". Under the medal inscription: "225 days". In the lower part on the red background there is an inscription: "Small earth". Yellow metal. Stamping. Red and black enamels. The size is 32x21 mm. Pin fastening. On the reverse side - the brand of the manufacturer: the factory "Fiolent" (Simferopol), the price is 23 kopecks. Location: From a private collection. - A souvenir badge "Small earth, 225 days" depicts a monument to Soviet soldiers defending the Small Earth in Novorossiysk. For each Soviet soldier the enemy brought down 1,250 kg of deadly metal. The monument is made up of fragments of bombs and shells, found in this long-suffering land. The weight of the monument is exactly 1250 kg. It is part of the memorial complex "Heroes of the Civil War and the Great Patriotic War, 1941 - 1945" in the hero-city of Novorossiysk, built in 1982. Authors: sculptor VE Tsigal, architects Ya. B. Belopolsky, RG Kananin and VI Khavin. "Small land" - the name of the bridgehead in the area Stanichki (Cape Myskhako) south of Novorossiysk, formed as a result of the landing operation. The heroic defense of this patch of land lasted 225 days and ended on the morning of September 16, 1943, with the liberation of Novorossiysk. May 7, 1966, for the fortitude, courage and heroism shown by the defenders of Novorossiysk during the Great Patriotic War, the city was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st degree. On September 14, 1973, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the defeat of the German troops in the defense of the North Caucasus, Novorossiysk was awarded the honorary title of Hero City with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal .
I. Melentiev, Alexei Mikhailovich (1958-). II. Presidential Library. B. N. Yeltsin (St. Petersburg). III. "Fiolent", factory (Simferopol) .1. "Heroes of the Civil War and the Great Patriotic War 1941 - 1945", a memorial complex (Novorossiysk, the city, Krasnodar Territory) - Badges. 2. The people (the collection). 3. Memory of the Great Victory (collection). 4. Territory (collection). 5. Territory of Russia: Krasnodar Territory (collection). 6. Krasnodar Territory: pages of history (collection). 7. Novorossiysk operation - 1943 - Badges. 8. Hero-cities - USSR - Badges. 9. Souvenir badges - the USSR.
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Place of origin: From private collection
Издательство Президентская библиотека имени Б. Н. Ельцина
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