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! 



RUSSIAN SOVIET MEDAL  ORDER  Special department of the KGB
RUSSIAN SOVIET MEDAL ORDER Special department of the KGB
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Red Army 8th Estonian Rifle Corps Trench Art Cigarette Case 1948
Red Army 8th Estonian Rifle Corps Trench Art Cigarette Case 1948
$90.00
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WWII Russian Red Army Trench Art Cigarette Case 8th Estonian Rifle Corps
WWII Russian Red Army Trench Art Cigarette Case 8th Estonian Rifle Corps
$100.00
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Russian soviet medal For Defence of Stalingrad
Russian soviet medal For Defence of Stalingrad
$79.99
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WWII Russian Soviet Red Army Cavalry Spurs with Genuine Slings
WWII Russian Soviet Red Army Cavalry Spurs with Genuine Slings
$80.00
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Vintage USSR Rare WW2 T 34 Tank Military Water Bottle Flask With Water Alum
Vintage USSR Rare WW2 T 34 Tank Military Water Bottle Flask With Water Alum
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WWII Red Army SCH 40 Helmet Battlefield Relic
WWII Red Army SCH 40 Helmet Battlefield Relic
$90.00
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ww2 wehrmacht german wwII Zielfernrohr zf 1x11 scope for PAK
ww2 wehrmacht german wwII Zielfernrohr zf 1x11 scope for PAK
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Set ITS VVS Navy Naval Aviation peaked cap uniform trousers sample 1943
Set ITS VVS Navy Naval Aviation peaked cap uniform trousers sample 1943
$1,000.00
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WWII Russian Soviet Red Army Folding Sergants Knife Early Type 1930s
WWII Russian Soviet Red Army Folding Sergants Knife Early Type 1930s
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WWII Red Army RKKA Big1 liter Aluminium Flask Battlefield Relic
WWII Red Army RKKA Big1 liter Aluminium Flask Battlefield Relic
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WW2 ANTIQUE RUSSIAN TRENCH ART MILITARY AIRCRAFT FIGHTER PLANE AIRPLANE YAK 1
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