Researched Soviet Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 3rd class #4456
Awarded to Guards Captain Viktor Alekseyevich Sergeyev (Виктор Алексеевич Сергеев)
“For displaying bravery and courage against a superior enemy force”
Made of solid silver. It measures 46.23 mm in height; 45.17 mm in width and weighs 29.1 gram. The serial number and the mint mark Monetni Dvor are located at the 6 o’clock position on the reverse. The minimum know serial number is 3203 and the maximum number is 9890.
This original order is in excellent, far above average condition with almost all details visible. Even the higher layer parts show little wear. The order shows a very appealing dark patina on its obverse and a beautiful shine on its reverse. There have been no repairs and the screw is full length. It comes with its time period silver screwplate.
A great piece in excellent condition. Rare as such!
Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements:
“Serving as deputy battalion commander for personnel he was posted directly among the ranks during the period of combat operations; exercising battle command and comprehensively coordinating the cooperation with all attached firepower. As a result of the tactically proper way in which the units were commanded; they were able to accomplish their assigned combat missions.
During the fighting at the town of Zhebetin, the enemy concentrated a superior force and launched a counterattack. Posted with one of the squadrons, comrade Sergeyev, a true patriot, and his men refused to abandon their lines. The German infantry retreated, having suffered heavy losses. After an eight-hour battle in the streets, the battalion, commanded by comrade Sergeyev himself, was able to seize the town.
For the bravery and courage he displayed during the combat operations his units conducted; comrade Sergeyev deserves to be nominated for the Order of the Red Banner.”
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