RUSSIA SOVIET UNION PARTISAN OF THE PATRIOTIC WAR MEDAL 2ND CLASS
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Offered is an original Russian/Soviet Union Partisan of the Patriotic War Medal 2nd Class.
32mm in diameter circular brass medal. Obverses shows the left bust profiles of Lenin and Stalin, the latter being the closer and slightly to the right. A 3mm wide relief ribbon runs along the entire circumference of the medal, at its very bottom, a relief five pointed star bearing a hammer and sickle and bisecting the inscription "USSR" (Russian: «СССР»), on the remainder of the ribbon, the relief inscription "Partisan of the Patriotic War" (Russian: «Партизану Отечественной войны»). The reverse shows the relief inscription in three lines "For our Soviet Motherland" (Russian: «За нашу Советскую Родину»), above the inscription, the relief image of the hammer and sickle. The medal is secured by a ring through the medal suspension loop to a standard Soviet pentagonal mount covered by an overlapping 24mm light green silk moiré ribbon, the ribbon for the medal second class had a 2mm wide blue central stripe.
The Medal "Partisan of the Patriotic War" (Russian: Медаль «Партизану Отечественной войны») was a World War II Soviet paramilitary award established in two classes on February 2, 1943, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. to recognise the fortitude and courage of the partisans on the home front in their struggle to free the Soviet Motherland of the Nazi invaders far behind enemy lines. Its statute was amended by a further decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on February 26, 1947. Awarded in very low numbers, these are a very collectable medal.
|Dimensions||10 × 6 × 3 cm|