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! 



Original Soviet 1930s USSR RED STAR OFFICER HAT BADGE 4006
Original Soviet 1930s USSR RED STAR OFFICER HAT BADGE 4006
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RRRR Rare Mongolia Mongolian Outstanding Hunter early Badge Medal Order WW2 RRR
RRRR Rare Mongolia Mongolian Outstanding Hunter early Badge Medal Order WW2 RRR
$129.99
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Vintage WWII Soviet Silver Pin Medal Order Red Star 237041 Heel Military Army
Vintage WWII Soviet Silver Pin Medal Order Red Star 237041 Heel Military Army
$180.00
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Original Photo   Militare WW2   Captives German soldiers
Original Photo Militare WW2 Captives German soldiers
$99.00
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USSR Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky second class Soviet Union Russia Gold silver
USSR Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky second class Soviet Union Russia Gold silver
$500.00
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Original Photo Militare WW2 ommanders of the Soviet Army
Original Photo Militare WW2 ommanders of the Soviet Army
$100.00
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Original Photo Militare WW2  Death for the horse the lives of people
Original Photo Militare WW2 Death for the horse the lives of people
$99.00
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USSR Soviet Russia Medal For the Defence of the Caucasus ZOK038
USSR Soviet Russia Medal For the Defence of the Caucasus ZOK038
$75.00
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1950s USSR SOCIALISTIC COMPETITION HIGH ACHIEVER PROD HEAVY ENAMEL BADGE
1950s USSR SOCIALISTIC COMPETITION HIGH ACHIEVER PROD HEAVY ENAMEL BADGE
$89.99
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10MM WW2 Russian Army assorted types GFI Minifigs metal
10MM WW2 Russian Army assorted types GFI Minifigs metal
$55.00
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10MM Btitish Army assorted types WW2 metal GFI Minifigs 4
10MM Btitish Army assorted types WW2 metal GFI Minifigs 4
$60.00
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1945 Mosin Nagant front sight adjustment tool with box M91 30 Soviet sniper rare
1945 Mosin Nagant front sight adjustment tool with box M91 30 Soviet sniper rare
$84.00
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