Commemorative medal "Monument to eternal glory to the defenders of Leningrad in 1941-1944."

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Commemorative medal "Monument to eternal glory to the defenders of Leningrad in 1941-1944." : [Photo]. - (St. Petersburg: Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 2015). - 2 files: color. -
On the photos: Commemorative medal "Monument to eternal glory to defenders of Leningrad in 1941-1944". The medal is placed in a plastic transparent box-case. On the front side is a general view of the memorial ensemble at the Piskarevsky cemetery with the sculpture of the Motherland, in the lower part there is an inscription in three lines: "A monument to eternal glory to the defenders of Leningrad in 1941-1944." On the reverse side, close-up depicts the main sculpture of the memorial "Motherland" against the background of flags bent in mourning, in the upper part along the rim the inscription: "Your feat is eternal in the hearts of generations to come." The images and inscriptions on the medal are embossed.
The medal is dedicated to the Piskarevsky memorial cemetery. During the Great Patriotic War and the blockade of Leningrad, it became one of the main places of mass burials of the victims of the besieged city and the soldiers of the Leningrad front. On May 9, 1960, the Memorial Complex was opened and the Eternal Flame was lit. Lacquered aluminum. Diameter 58 mm. The size of the box-case 72x72 mm. The author of the medal design is A. Kozlov. The Leningrad Mint. 1962 the USSR. - The materials of the site are used: Hystorimania (http://www.historymania.info/view_post.php?id=194) .
I. Kozlov, A. .. II. The Mint (Leningrad) .1. Piskarevskoe memorial cemetery-museum (St. Petersburg, city) - Photographs. 2. The people (the collection). 3. Memory of the Great Victory (collection). 4. The blockade of Leningrad - Perpetuation of memory - 1941 - 1944 - Photographs. 5. Commemorative medals - USSR - Photographs.
BBC 63.3 (2) 622y04
BBK 63.221 (2) 6m8ya04
Source of electronic copy: PB
Place of origin: From private collection
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