Orden Otechestvennoi voiny 2

U.S.S.R.

Translation: Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class
Number of awards in the database: 94
Total awarded for WW II: unknown

Recipients A-Z
The Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class has three types. Type 1 has a rectangular suspension with a red ribbon and was produced from May 1942 until June 1943. This type consists of four parts. On the reverse of the suspension a screw is attached, but to avoid the order from swinging from side to side the first two variations also have a stick-pin soldered on the back of the rayed star. Type 2 was produced from June 1943 until 1969 and doesn’t have a suspension but a screwback. This type consists of three parts. There are nine remarkable reverse variations within this type.Type 3 was produced from 1984 until 1991. This type consists of two parts, has a gold-plated sickle and hammer and a raised mint mark.

Until the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a total of approximately 6.688.000 pieces of the 2nd Class were awarded, including approximately 5.729.000 1985 issues.

Type 1
- Variation 1 (Pin, low suspension, not flat reverse)
- Variation 2 (Pin, high suspension, almost flat reverse)
- Variation 3 (No stick-pin, almost flat reverse)
- Variation 4 (Moscow mint, not flat reverse, major differences within this variation)

Type 2
- Variation 1 (‘Starback’, star-shape visible on reverse)
- Variation 2 (‘Trench’, round trench-shape visible on reverse)
- Variation 3 (‘Displaced Ring’, not centralised lower ring-shaped area on reverse)
- Variation 4 (‘Concave’, concave visible on reverse)
- Variation 5 (‘MZPP’, version of ‘Platinapribor’ Factory, Moscow)
- Variation 6 (‘Flatback’, flat reverse)
- Variation 7 (‘Concave-Ring’, ring-shaped concave of approximately 23 mm visible on reverse)
- Variation 8 (‘Small’, smaller order)
- Variation 9 (‘Ring’, lower ring-shaped area on reverse)

Type 3
- Variation 1 (With dimple, stamped out area under mintmark)
- Variation 2 (Without dimple, no stamped out area under mintmark)
- Variation 3 (With dimple, stamped out area under mintmark)
 

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Picture source:   - Medals of the World
- Pop-up:Soviet Military Awards Page
Information source(s):   - The Comprehensive Guide to Soviet Orders and Medals, Paul McDaniel & Paul J. Schmitt, Arlington, VA, 1997
- H.T, Dorling, Ribbons and Medals, Philip, London, 1963.
- Soviet Military Awards Page
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