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Soviet medalist Nikolay Sokolov

90th anniversary of Lenin's birth. 1960. Soviet medalist Nikolay Sokolov (December 28, 1892 - April 7, 1974)

90th anniversary of Lenin’s birth. 1960. Soviet medalist Nikolay Sokolov (December 28, 1892 – April 7, 1974)

Soviet medalist Nikolay Sokolov (December 28, 1892 – April 7, 1974) – sculptor, Honored Art worker of the RSFSR, Honored Artist of the RSFSR. Since January 1, 1950 to June 1, 1971 – the main artist of the Leningrad Mint, author of many medals, including portraits of political and public figures of the Soviet Union. Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov was born in 1892. He studied at the Leningrad Institute of improvement of professional skill of art workers. In 1925-1926 he worked at the Leningrad Mint under the direction of F. Vasyutinsky. The talented sculptor-medalist, the author of numerous commemorative medals in a variety of materials, including bronze, silver, gold, Nikolai Sokolov, worked for many years on the image of the great leader Vladimir Lenin. The Government appreciated the contribution of the sculptor-medalist, awarding him the Order of Lenin. During the life of the Soviet medalist, in honor of his 70th anniversary was released Medal “NA Sokolov” (USSR, Leningrad Mint, 1962, medalist A.V.Kozlov).
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Soviet State Awards

Soviet State Awards

Soviet State Awards

Soviet State Awards
From the very first days of its existence, the young Soviet Republic was in the ring of fire fronts. Soldiers and commanders of the newly established Red Army showed unprecedented courage and heroism of defending the gains of October. September 16, 1918 decree of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee (Central Executive Committee) established the first Soviet award – the Order of the Red Banner. It was given to soldiers and commanders, military units and formations, groups of workers who played a prominent role in the defeat of the interventionists and internal counterrevolution. April 8, 1920 the Central Executive Committee established for rewarding senior officers – the Red Army Honorary revolutionary weapon – saber (cutlass) with gilded hilt and pommel superimposed on it the Order of the Red Banner.
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Soviet military awards

Soviet Military Awards

Soviet Military Awards

Soviet Military Awards from Order of Lenin State History Museum. Principally new, radically different from the royal became Soviet premium system. The basis for its creation has prepared one of the first decrees of the Soviet Central Executive Committee and CPC (Council of People’s Commissars) dated 10 November 1917 “On the destruction of estates and civil ranks”, signed by Vladimir Lenin and Yakov Sverdlov. Premium system of the Soviet state did not emerge immediately. It developed gradually, and each new stage of the struggle against the enemies of the country and the building of socialism brought into this new system, complementing it. In the difficult early years of Soviet power red heroes were were given modest rewards – from a personal weapon and red trousers to simply thanks from the commander.
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