Soviet Order of the Red Star #420511



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Order of the Red Star #420511


Awarded to mine thrower squad leader Sahak Grigorievich Abramov (Саак Григорьевич Абрамов)


For exceptional courage, endurance, and discipline near Novorossiysk in 1943. By personal example he neutralized an enemy machine-gun point and eliminated up to five German soldiers and officers, motivating his unit to heroic deeds



Made of silver and enamels. The order measures 47.21 mm in width, 45.98 mm in height and weighs 27.5 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 damaged condition with medium wear on the center medallion portraying the solder. The enamels are without repairs but show significant loss in the 12 o’clock ray of the star . The reverse is in better condition with an appealing patina and its serial number and mint mark perfectly visible. Its screwpost is full length and the order comes with a time period screwplate.


Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements:

From September 1 to September 15, 1943, during the defense near Novorossiysk, he showed high reflections of courage, endurance and discipline. Before each mission, comrade Abramov conducts explanatory work among the fighters. As a company party organizer, he is disciplined and politically literate. He conducts a lot of propaganda work among the fighters. During the fighting, comrade Abramov suppressed 1 machine-gun point of the enemy, annihilated up to five German soldiers and officers, by his personal example and conversations inspired the fighters to military exploits.

Conclusion: Worthy of the government award of the Order of the Red Star.


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