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A lieutenant and Hero of the Soviet Union wears a rectangular supsension, Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class on his right, next to a guards badge. He also wears a Gold Star Medal, two Orders of Lenin and a screwback Order of the Red Banner.
Cavalier of all three classes of the Order of Glory, Yakov Petrovich Savelev in 1976.
Guards Major and Hero of the Soviet Union P.V. Bazanov wears the Defense of Stalingrad Medal, second from the right, on his upper row of decorations.
Assorted Soviet Pictures:
Memorial complex, near Volgograd-Moscow highway.
Colonel and Hero of the Soviet Union V.S. Volkov is wearing three Orders of the Red Star among his other decorations.
Two-time Hero of the Soviet Union, General-Lieutenant A.I. Rodimtsev in 1945. He wears an impressive arrary of awards including an ORder of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 1st Class, two Orders of Suvorov 2nd Class, one Order of Kutuzov 2nd Class, one Order of Lenin, three Orders of the Red Banner, and one Order of the Red Star and other medals and foreign decorations.
Two-time Hero of the Soviet Union G.A. Rechkalov, the number three Soviet air ace with 56 kills, attends a ceremony in which his bronze bust is placed in his hometown.
"A large memorial complex can be seen in the Treptov Park of Berlin. There is a 13-meter bronze statue; the Soviet soldier holds a small girl, and, in his right hand, the sword with which he has broken the Nazi swastika."*
Soviet Soldier images and text are from Paul McDaniel and Paul J. Schmitt's "The Comprehensive Guide to Soviet Orders and Medals"