Russia Top 5 Including the Rare Hero of the Soviet Union

June 20, 2012

The Hero of the Soviet Union was the highest award that could be bestowed by the state to a civilian or soldier.  It largely replaced the Order of Lenin which could be given for feats that did not qualify as heroic.  During the lifepan of this award there were more than twelve thousand awarded with most coming during World War II.  There were a few individuals who received it multiple times (although only rarely more than twice).  An interesting group of recipients are the Soviet cosmonauts.  It was also given to Leon Trotsky's assassin which is a little ironic.  The first recipient was a little more deserving.  Anatoly Vasilyevich Liapidevsky took part in an arctic rescue of the crew of a doomed ship.  He landed on a man made air strip on floating ice and ferried the ship's crew to a safe return.  The aviator eventually was promoted in his career to the rank of Major General of the Soviet Air Force.  Interesting for those familiar with the trials and tribulations of fighting a war in Afghanistan, the Soviets decade long struggle in that country resulted in sixty-five awards being presented. With the fall of the Soviet Union the award was discontinued although it was replaced by awards such as the "Hero of the Russian Federation".   The remainder of these auctions were among the best selling eBay auctions for the Russian category.

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54  Soviet Russian Gold medal HERO OF USSR with documents
27  SOVIET RUSSIAN ORDER AND MEDAL WITH DOCUMENT 
28  SOVIET RUSSIAN ORDER AND MEDAL WITH PAPERS AND PHOTOGRAPH 
40  Russian Soviet order medal group with document 
Soviet Banner 6 Republics! 



Old USSR Russia Photo Original WWII Kalmyks making wool thread
Old USSR Russia Photo Original WWII Kalmyks making wool thread
$50.00
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Vintage Soviet Belt Buckle Red Army Elements officer uniform RKKA arr 1935
Vintage Soviet Belt Buckle Red Army Elements officer uniform RKKA arr 1935
$89.00
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USSR Soviet army RKKA ceremonial white suit NAVY Colonel Red Fleet M 1943 WW2
USSR Soviet army RKKA ceremonial white suit NAVY Colonel Red Fleet M 1943 WW2
$109.90
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Soviet Russian Medal for MOOP 10 15 20 Years Excellent MVD Police Service USSR
Soviet Russian Medal for MOOP 10 15 20 Years Excellent MVD Police Service USSR
$200.00
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SET AFGHANISTAN Soviet Medals USSR Order Award For combat services for courage
SET AFGHANISTAN Soviet Medals USSR Order Award For combat services for courage
$119.99
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the accessory for rectification of the case for Czech knife original WW 2
the accessory for rectification of the case for Czech knife original WW 2
$170.00
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Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge of the Red Star and photo 2235
Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge of the Red Star and photo 2235
$90.00
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Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge of the Red Star and photo 2234
Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge of the Red Star and photo 2234
$90.00
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TWO Order Soviet sport badge USSR Championship 3 place Authentic 2272
TWO Order Soviet sport badge USSR Championship 3 place Authentic 2272
$55.00
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Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge of the Red Star and photo 2233
Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge of the Red Star and photo 2233
$90.00
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Russian WW2 SVT leather pouch RARE Mint
Russian WW2 SVT leather pouch RARE Mint
$95.00
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Russian soviet Military rifle Mosin Nagant 1891 30 COVER 130 cm Leather tip USSR
Russian soviet Military rifle Mosin Nagant 1891 30 COVER 130 cm Leather tip USSR
$59.00
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