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! 



US Army Mens tan leather Rough Out 3 4 Boots size 6 1 2 D M9000
US Army Mens tan leather Rough Out 3 4 Boots size 6 1 2 D M9000
$197.99
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USSR Medal of Nakhimov original RAR
USSR Medal of Nakhimov original RAR
$749.00
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Russia Medal For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order
Russia Medal For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order
$349.00
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Russian Soviet Navy Brass Buckle Elements postwar uniform sailors Original
Russian Soviet Navy Brass Buckle Elements postwar uniform sailors Original
$50.00
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USSR KGB Border Guard Troops Table Medal 50th Anniversary KZPO KGB in Case 1974
USSR KGB Border Guard Troops Table Medal 50th Anniversary KZPO KGB in Case 1974
$104.50
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Medal of the USSR For Distinction in Military Service 2 class + document
Medal of the USSR For Distinction in Military Service 2 class + document
$74.99
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WWII Soviet Russian Soldier Cigarette Case Rare
WWII Soviet Russian Soldier Cigarette Case Rare
$119.00
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Russian Soviet Merchant Fleet Rare Yellow Brass Belt buckle 1940 s
Russian Soviet Merchant Fleet Rare Yellow Brass Belt buckle 1940 s
$60.00
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Photoalbum of the USSR soldier war 1941 1945
Photoalbum of the USSR soldier war 1941 1945
$80.00
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Medals USSR for 15 MVD and 20 MVD RSFSR years of impeccable service + document
Medals USSR for 15 MVD and 20 MVD RSFSR years of impeccable service + document
$54.99
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USSR badge ORIGINALSEE PHOTO TSRS
USSR badge ORIGINALSEE PHOTO TSRS
$55.00
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Soviet medal For the restoration of ferrous metallurgy enterprises in the south
Soviet medal For the restoration of ferrous metallurgy enterprises in the south
$67.99
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