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Soviet 40th Anniversary Russian Medal Full Size

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Soviet 40th Anniversary Russian Medal Full Size

Date: 1985.

Campaign: Second World War.

Branch of Service: British and Canadian forces who served mainly in RN or MN ships on Arctic convoys.

Ribbon: One half red, the other orange with three black stripes, edged with pale blue. Later issues have no blue edges. Worn in the Russian style.

Original Metal: Bronze.

Size: 32mm.

Description: (Obverse) Group of servicemen and women in front of a five-pointed star flanked by oak leaves and the dates 1945–1985 above; (reverse) 40th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945, in Russian.

Cannot be engraved


Additional information


In 1994 Her Majesty the Queen approved the wearing of this medal awarded by the Soviet Government to selected ex-Servicemen, bearing in mind the changed circumstances in Russia since the award was first issued. Similar medals have also been issued for the 50th, 55th and 60th and 65th anniversaries, although permission to wear has not been granted for these subsequent medals.


PERMISSION TO WEAR: BRITISH – GRANTED for the 40th Anniversary medal only.


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