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Medal for Military Merit

Material

sillver 925, brass, enamel, ribbon

Size

medal 32 mm; bar 49х46 mm

Weight

30,45 gr

Provenance

Moscow Mint, 1955

Mint

Moscow Mint

Inventory №

130139-130140

Institution

October 17, 1938

Statute

The medal for Military Merit could be given to military men and civilians "who, in struggle with enemies of the Soviet State, contributed to the success of military operations at the front with their efficient, resourceful and bold actions at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty". 

History

About 21.000 people were awarded the Medal for Gallantry during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

Description

In centre, inscription in Russian "For/ Military/ Merit"; above, "USSR"; below, crossed rifle and sabre.

Literature

Kolesnikov-Rojkov, 1978 (p. 109-110); Durov V.A., 1989 ( p. 59, 66, 75); Kuznetsov, 2002 (p. 367);