i will be wearing my soviet workers and peasants red army medal my jeremiah bishop’s alpine loop gran fondo t shirt... - by TAMinUK on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:44:56
check out soviet russia ussr wwii rare medal liberation of prague, original 1945 1946 - by antikvarkr on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:29:37
check out soviet russian medal ussr "50 year of victory in the great patriotic war" retro - by Senya88 on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:47:40
boris johnson. this buffoon compares putin hitler. how much more from this international embarrassment? 20,000,000 soviet dead in ww2... medal of ushakov awarded ww2 arctic convey veterans thank you that russia. - by Capt_Smugwatch on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:08:50
hero of the soviet union
order of lenin (twice)
medal battle merit
medal " the defence of odessa"
medal " the defence of sevastopol"
medal " the victory over germany in the great patriotic war 1941–1945" pic.twitter.com/fjhbxmj3vz - by AngelusMendez on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:58:30
check out vintage soviet russian brass medal "the 100th anniversary of the birth of lenin" - by Senya88 on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:11:04
an example would be this russian medal which has the tsarist eagle on top of the soviet star pic.twitter.com/59af2ks88s - by spun_dragon on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:34:13
his success was also evident the soviet nt.
in 1956, he won a gold medal at the olympic games, and in 1960, he backstopped the soviets their first (and only) european championship. he would also feature in the 1964 european cup final and the 1966 world cup third place game. pic.twitter.com/ge1jvj1enf - by ThatArabKeeper on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:04:34
vintage soviet badge medal (icon, pin) lenin ussr 1970s - by nataliaL_2011 on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:11:29
check out vintage soviet badge medal (icon, pin) lenin ussr 1970s - by nataliaL_2011 on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:46:38
my apologies @bigdaddybunce i mis quoted. at 6:30 of hardest hitting heavyweights you said "horrible soviet stuff". was it just not fan friendly watch? of course difference between russian and soviet, did they have a safe style aimed at just getting podium medal count? - by IanMustardTiger on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:34:43
the russian defence secretary has a medal named: order of rightitude (ministry of internal affairs – services being correct on the territory of the russian federation) is that not the most soviet thing imaginable - by SamanthaSnail on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:20:29
i still give the edge team usa. the soviet team was made up of mostly pros and was defending gold medal winner. the ncca talent is much closer and virginia was not a champion. - by tommymdean1 on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:25:17
vintage soviet badge medal (icon) 1970 80s! 20 dollars a piece. - by nataliaL_2011 on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:34:39
vintage soviet badge medal (icon) 1970 80s! 20 dollars a piece. - by nataliaL_2011 on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:14:30
this reminds me of the simpsons episode when krusty gave out free krusty burgers if the u.s. won a gold medal in the 1984 olympics his plan came before the soviet boycott.
krusty: "you people are pigs ... i personally am going spit in every 50th burger." - by EricBaileyTW on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:15:25
check out rare russian soviet ussr soviet space cosmos enamel badge medal ussr 30 years - by g5o3iq41soj2 on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:54:58
vintage soviet badge medal (icon) 1970 80s! 20 dollars a piece. - by nataliaL_2011 on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:01:57
vintage soviet badge medal 1970 80s! made in the ussr. 11 dollar - by nataliaL_2011 on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:25:12
vintage soviet badge medal (icon) 1970 80s! 11 dollars a piece. - by nataliaL_2011 on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:21:34
TIL that only one Soviet male was awarded the "Mother Heroine Medal" (reserved for women who bore at least 10 children), because he adopted 12 children.
The Soviet Union seems to have medals and honors for everything, from producing a high quota to exercising, what's the historical context for this?
TIL that The United States has more gold medals in the Olympics (Summer and Winter) than every individual country's combined medal count except for the former Soviet Union.
TIL Sgt. Joseph R. Beyrle was captured during the D-Day airborne invasion but later escaped into Soviet lines. He fought with the Soviets and was eventually sent back to the U.S. He was awarded U.S. and Soviet medals.
TIL a small Armenian village sent 1250 able bodied men to fight in WW2. 853 of them received orders and medals, 2 became Grand Marshals of the Soviet Union, 12 became generals and 7 became Heroes of the Soviet Union.
TIL that even though it hasn't existed for over 20 years, the Soviet Union is still in second place for all-time olympic medal wins.
A post in history leads /u/ivanpomedorov to learn his grandfather was awared a medal for bravery. Something that was completely unknown to his family.
19-year-old George Foreman stands stunned as the National Anthem plays behind him, winning an Olympic Gold Medal after defeating an opponent from the Soviet Union (Mexico City, 1968)
Soviet Medal Identification
More medals than a Soviet Admiral
TIL that despite not having competed in a Winter Olympics since the 1988 games, the Soviet Union is still ranked 5th all-time in medals (and 2nd all-time in combined Summer/Winter medals).
TIL that USSR had a maternity order for mothers with 6+ alive children. Perished children due to heroic circumstances counted, too.
The former admiral of the Soviet Navy had a crazy amount of medals
TIL that in the 1980 Olympics, had the USA hockey team lost to Finland in their final game, the Soviet Union would have won the gold medal, and the USA may not have won a medal at all.
Soviet war medals. Additional benefits?
TIL that the all-time leading country in Olympic medals won is the United States with 2,653--more than twice the amount of second-place Soviet Union
In 1956, 33 days after the Soviet Army invaded Hungary, the two nations faced each other in an Olympic water polo match, known as the "Blood in the Water match." Hungary defeated the Soviet Union 4-0, and went on to win the gold medal. December 1956, Melbourne Australia. [1548x1978]
What is your country's most historic hockey win?
The Tu-4 is OP even at 8.0.
Soviet soldiers resting on the steps of the Reich Chancellery looking at German medals that have not yet been awarded, Berlin, by Evgeniy Khaldei, May 1945 [1963 × 3000]
If there were still a Soviet Union, their total medal count would be 82. The US has 84.
I need help identifying a Soviet Union-looking medal that I found in my house.