Group of the Order of Labor Glory 1st #0972, 2nd #6798 and 3rd #309828 Class

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Group of the Order of Labor Glory 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class

 

 

Awarded to Full Cavalier Vyacheslav Ivanovich Vdovin (Вячеслав Иванович Вдовин)

 

Vdovin was one of the last persons awarded the 1st class of this order only 4 days (!) before the Soviet Union collapsed end december 1991. 

 

 

Items beloning to the group:

 

Order of Labor Glory 1st class #0972 (highest known number is 0976!)

Measures; 40.84 mm in width and 47.22 mm in height. It weighs 35.3 gram without its suspension.

In excellent condition with its details crisp and all gold plating present. There are very few dings and scratches and the enamel is completely free of any chips flaking or scratches. Its connection ring has not been cut the order is covered with an appealing dark layer of patine.

 

Order of Labor Glory 2nd class #6798 

Measures; 40.70 mm in width and 47.15 mm in height. It weighs 35.5 gram without its suspension.

In excellent condition with its details crisp and all gold plating present. There are a few minuscule dings on its reverse and the enamel is completely free of any chips or flaking. Its connection ring has not been cut the order is covered with an appealing dark layer of patine.

 

Order of Labor Glory 3rd class #309828 

Measures; 40.97 mm in width and 46.85 mm in height. It weighs 35.2 gram without its suspension.

In excellent condition with its details crisp and all gold plating present. There are few dings and scratches and the enamel is problem free. Its connection ring has not been cut the order is covered with an appealing dark layer of patine.
 
 

Short biography of Vyacheslav Ivanovich Vdovin – toolmaker of the Gorky Television Plant.

Born on April 14th, 1938 in Kudma of the Bogorodsky district of the Gorky region (now Nizhny Novgorod) in the family of a railroad worker.
In 1955 he graduated from high school and the following year at Technical School No. 2 at the Gorkiy V. Lenin Television Factory after which he went there to work as a mechanic.

After serving in the army in 1965, Vdovin returned to the factory and continued to work in the tool shop.
In 1976, without a break from production, he graduated from a three-year master school and worked as a master engineer for a year.
In 1977, Vyacheslav Ivanovich returned to his previous job of testing and debugging molds in plastic and foundry shops.

For many years of conscientious work in one enterprise and increasing production efficiency, Vdovin Vyacheslav Ivanovich was awarded the Order of Labor Glory of the 3rd class by Decrees of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 29th, 1976.

On March 10th 1981 he was awarded the 2nd class for great services in fulfilling the tasks of the Tenth Five-Year Plan and socialist obligations.

The President of the USSR awarded the Order of Labor Glory 1st class on December 21st, 1991, to Vyacheslav Ivanovich Vdovin for his great personal contribution to the development and production of consumer goods and thus becoming a full cavalier of the Order of Labor Glory.

Vyacheslav Ivanovich worked for more than half a century in his own factory and in 2007 he left for a well-deserved rest, he currently lives in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.”

 

A beautiful and very rare set with an interesting background story!

 

 

Vdovin’s full biography can be found here

 

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