Order of Kutuzov, Type I, III Class Medal
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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".
Obv: Михаил Кутузов
Montey Dvor, Lenningrad
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