Order of Kutuzov, Type I, III Class Medal

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  •  Type I, III Class Medal (in silver)

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  • country
    U.S.S.R.
  • date of institution
    July 29, 1942
  • makers
    Montey Dvor, Lenningrad

History


This Order was established as a high-ranking award for officers. It was named after the Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov (1745-1813), who fought against Napoleon. The name was used to inspire Russian patriotism during WWII. The first two classes were created in 1942, and a third class was added in 1943.

The III Class medal was conferred upon regimental, battalion, and company commanders, as well as their executive officers, for a number of different criteria, which were:

1) For displaying initiative in conducting a sudden attack that results in heavy enemy losses
2) For the capture of an enemy stronghold with minimal losses
3) For the organization and conduct of a pursuit operation against an enemy
4) For the destruction of enemy communications
5) For developing a solid battle plan with a successful outcome

The III Class medal was added to the Order on February 8, 1943. Serial numbers range from roughly 200-500.

The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "Mikhail Kuzurov".

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  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: Михаил Кутузов

  • Size

    22x26mm

  • Maker

    Montey Dvor, Lenningrad

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