Order of Suvorov, Type I, II Class
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This Order was established on July 29, 1942 by a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. It was named after the military leader Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov (1730-1800), who never lost a battle. The name was used to rally Russian soldiers during the Second World War, when it was going badly for the Russian forces.
The II Class medal was awarded division, corps, and brigade commanders, as well as their chiefs of staff and deputies. It was conferred for organizing a combined arms operation for a decisive attack against the enemy, for breaking through an enemy defence, and the subsequent destruction of the enemy, for conducting defensive operations against an enemy that is encircling, and for conducting a brigade or armored raid deep into the enemy rear area. All Order of Suvorov decorations have hand-engraved serial numbers at the 5 o'clock position on the reverse.
The Type I, II Class decoration is composed of gold, silver and red enamel. Three pieces are assembled in the shape of a five pointed star. II Class decorations measure between 30-31mm from star tip to tip. The reverse has a hold in the center of the gold 'rayed' star. The serial numbers range from 70 to 265 and are located ion the lower right star point.
The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "Alexander Suvorov".
The Order of Suvorov II class decorations fakes are often identified by poor rivet work and bad enamelling.
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