Medal of Honored Developer of Science and Technology of
RSFSR, 1985 - 1995 issue.
German silver, lacquer, 28.0 mm wide. Shows late type,
circular logo of the Moscow Mint on the reverse of the
suspension. In outstanding, excellent condition. The lacquer
finish on the obvers is practically pristine, with only
minimal traces of wear.
Literally translated as "Honored Advancer of Science and
Technology", this title was mostly an award for applied,
technology-oriented research as opposed to the "Advancer of
Science and Technology" title for purely scientific studies.
Although the title existed since the 30s, the medal only
appeared in 1985, very close to the end of the Soviet era.
The number of issues is currently unknown, but it must be
very small judging by how infrequently this medal appears on
/"Avers 8", p. 238, fig. 1138/