The badge "Sevastopol"

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Sebastopol icon: [photo] / photographer A. Melentiev. - Electronic data (1 file: 1.2 MB). - St. Petersburg: Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 2015. -
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In the photo: souvenir badge "Sevastopol". The icon is rectangular in the center - a relief image of the fragment of the Memorial of the heroic defense of Sevastopol 1941 - 1942. In the upper left corner - a symbolic image of the Gold Star medal. In the lower part on the black background there is an inscription: "Sevastopol". Yellow metal. Stamping. Red and black enamels. The size is 12x25 mm. Pin fastening. On the reverse side - the brand of the manufacturer: Yalta souvenir factory (Crimea), price 15 kopeks. Location: From a private collection. - A fragment of the "Memorial of the heroic defense of Sevastopol 1941-1942", installed on the main square of the city - Nakhimov Square, in 1967, is depicted on the souvenir badge "Sevastopol". The authors of the project are architect I. Ye. Fialko and sculptor V. Yakovlev. The huge wall is made of reinforced concrete blocks, whose texture and seams between them have been preserved, which gives the monument even more expressiveness. The central part of the memorial is a bas-relief depicting a soldier with a submachine gun in one hand, reflecting three German bayonet-knives with the palm of the other hand. Two of them are stopped, the third - passes. In this poetic form the monument tells of the assaults of Sevastopol: two repulsed and tragic third, which could not be stopped. The Eternal Flame burns in the central part of the memorial. Marble plaques inscribed the names of soldiers who became Heroes of the Soviet Union for their participation in the defense of 1941-1942. Here, the names of the combat units and formations of the Black Sea Fleet, the Primorsky Army and city enterprises working for the front are imprinted. Since 1973, the memorial has a guard of honor rank No. 1, where the high school students dressed in military uniform carry a watch. For the fortitude of the defenders of Sevastopol and in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War on May 8, 1965, the city of Sevastopol was awarded the honorary title "Hero Fortress" .
I. Melentiev, Alexei Mikhailovich (1958-). II. Presidential Library. B. N. Yeltsin (St. Petersburg). III. Yalta souvenir factory (Crimea) .1. The people (the collection). 2. Memory of the Great Victory (collection). 3. Territory (collection). 4. Territory of Russia: Sevastopol, city (collection). 5. Sevastopol - the city of marine glory in Russia (collection). 6. Hero cities - USSR - Badges. 7. "Gold Star", medal - Badges. 8. Memorial of the heroic defense of Sevastopol 1941 - 1942 (Sevastopol, city) - Badges. 9. Souvenir badges - the USSR.
ББК 63.3 (2Рос.6Кры) 633-7ю9
ББК 85.136.155ю9
Source of electronic copy: PB
Place of origin: From private collection
Издательство Президентская библиотека имени Б. Н. Ельцина
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