Order of Kutuzov, Type II, II Class Medal

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  •  Type II, II Class Medal (Variation I)
  •  Type II, II Class Medal (Variation I)

Attributes

  • 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 II Class medal was conferred upon corps, division, brigade commanders, and their chiefs of staff, for a number of criteria, which were:

1) For persistence in holding off an attack from a superior enemy and retaining existing positions, using a number of different tactics
2) For decisiveness in a difficult situation bringing about destruction to an enemy
3) For a defence of an occupied position
4) For organization of a friendly force's battle against a superior enemy that causes enemy losses

Variation I medal has 3 rivets on the reverse while variation II has 5. The serial numbers for variation I range from roughly 390-1370 and variation II range from 1800-3300.

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

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Versions

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  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: Михаил Кутузов

  • Size

    24x29mm

  • Maker

    Montey Dvor, Lenningrad

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

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  • Composition

    Silver/Enamelled

  • Inscription

    Obv: Михаил Кутузов

  • Size

    24x29mm

  • Maker

    Montey Dvor, Lenningrad

  • Version Remarks

    The variation differs in the number of rivets used, as it uses around five. The serial numbers range from 1,820 to 3,346.

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