"Award, Historical and Journalistic Almanac" Issue #2, 2005. Russian text, hard laminated cover,8.5"x11.75", 211 pp. Collection of essays on Russian and Soviet awards
Following are the more interesting parts of this issue:
Badges and commemorative rings of the Russian Army in Exile in Turkey, 1920-21 (Biserta, Gallipoli etc) Contains nice photos of many examples.
Article by V. Durov on the Order of Glory. This 40-page long essay is virtually a detailed monograph on the subject, complete with many photos and very helpful table of serial number ranges produced by three different Mints. Included in it are also excerpts of mint records with details of manufacturing specifications.
Modern Russian Order of Courage, very detailed review of its institution. Includes numerous examples of military feats that merited the award, with many names of its recipients. Shows description and photos of 7 different variations of the badge.
Twenty page long article about a Hero of the Soviet Union who after WW2 became high ranking Justice Department official. Includes many excellent close-up photos of his awards and documents.
An essay about Russian Naval Infantry officer who earned the Title of Hero of Russia in action in Chechnya.
An article about a Hero of Socialist Labor who earned many decorations for contribution in highly classified rocket research projects. Contains outstanding close-up photos of his awards, including the Type 1 "Hammer and Sickle" Star (on small suspension).
An article about Army General Gromov. Contains his biography and many nice photos of his decorations, including a close-up of his Marshal's Star.
Two short articles on Marshal Zhukov during the Khalkin-Gol battle, with photos of several of his Mongolian award documents.
An article on awards of General Nevoselskiy in collection of the Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War. Shows excellent close-up photos of obverse and reverse of 9 decorations, including Suvorov 2nd cl., two Orders of Kutuzov 2nd cl, and "screw back" Red Banners second and third award.