Order of the Red Star #2242095
Awarded to technical officer of a self-propelled gun regiment Nikolai Pavlovich Seleznev (Николай Павлович Селезнев)
For breaking through German defenses at the Narew River in East Prussian
Recommended for the Order of the Patriotic War 1st class
Relatively uncommon variation manufactured by the Moscow Platinpribor Factory (MZPP)
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 48.26 mm in width, 46.39 mm in height and weighs 30.0 grams without its screwplate. The serial number is located at the 6 o’clock position and the mint mark on the 12 o’clock position of its reverse.
In an excellent, well above average condition. The details on the center medallion are mostly present and the enamels are beautiful and free from chipping or repairs. Its screw has not been shortened and the order comes with its well fitted and time period screwplate.
Short excerpt and translation of the research:
“Thanks to skillful leadership and care, the material part of the combat and wheeled vehicles of the regiment was well prepared for the performance of the combat missions to break through the German defenses on the Narew River and subsequent battles to destroy the enemy’s cut-off East Prussian grouping. The task was completed successfully. Comrade Seleznev promptly led and organized mechanical assistance in the elimination of malfunctions or damage directly on the battlefield. In battle, he behaves boldly and decisively.
He is worthy of a governmental award – order – Patriotic War 1st class.”
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