Set of two large honorary certificates signed by Police general, 1984 and 1989 issue.
Both feature an Honored MVD Employee Badge on the cover.
Issued to Mikhail Grachev in March 1984 and March 1989.
The 1984 document was issued "for active participation in protecting the public order and in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the voluntary 'Narodnye Druzhiny' (citizens police support units)". Hand-signed by Maj. General A. Kurkov. Opened size 16 3/4" x 11 1/2".
The 1989 certificate was awarded for "active participation in protecting the public order and preventing crime in 1988". Also hand-signed by A. Kurkov, who by that time had been promoted to Lieut. General and became commander of the Leningrad Department of Internal Affairs. Opened size 16 1/2" x 11 3/4".
The documents feature nice artwork with Lenin's portrait and Soviet state seal. Front cover shows an "Honored MVD Employee" badge. Both documents are in very good overall condition. There are paint smears to the 1984 certificates, not too detracting and not affecting the text. The 1989 document has small tears to the upper edge and light stains, but no major damage.