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! 



SOVIET order MEDAL red FOR BATTLE MERIT Document and photo combat 2330a
SOVIET order MEDAL red FOR BATTLE MERIT Document and photo combat 2330a
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Reproduction Soviet WW2 early war Telogreika padded winter jackets size 46 chest
Reproduction Soviet WW2 early war Telogreika padded winter jackets size 46 chest
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Russian Soviet Medal Order Red Banner Low number 2332a
Russian Soviet Medal Order Red Banner Low number 2332a
$260.00
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Russian star Soviet Medal Order Badge Red Banner 2332b
Russian star Soviet Medal Order Badge Red Banner 2332b
$260.00
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Russian Soviet Medal Order Red Banner 2332c
Russian Soviet Medal Order Red Banner 2332c
$270.00
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Russian Soviet Medal Order Red Banner star 2332d
Russian Soviet Medal Order Red Banner star 2332d
$270.00
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Russian Soviet Medal Order Red Banner 2332e
Russian Soviet Medal Order Red Banner 2332e
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POST WWII 2 SOVIET RUSSIAN ORDERS of the PATRIOTIC WAR Class I and Class II
POST WWII 2 SOVIET RUSSIAN ORDERS of the PATRIOTIC WAR Class I and Class II
$145.00
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Soviet Russian officers dirk dagger ZIK 1957 USSR  HO4436
Soviet Russian officers dirk dagger ZIK 1957 USSR HO4436
$280.00
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Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge Red Banner 423683 1204
Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge Red Banner 423683 1204
$265.00
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Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge Red Banner 437053 1204
Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge Red Banner 437053 1204
$265.00
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Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge Red Banner 454260 1204
Russian Soviet Medal Order Badge Red Banner 454260 1204
$265.00
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