Badge for the Liquidation of the Consequences of the Chernobyl Catastrophe, late 1980s.
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Brass and enamels; pendant measures approx. 40 mm (including loop at the top) in height x 36 mm in width. The drop of blood symbolizes the loss of life and the Alpha, Beta, and Gamma rays refer to and represent the massive amount of radiation involved. Gilt and ribbon suspension bears logo of Moscow Mint. This award was issued to all participants of the massive clean-up effort.
An unissued piece in Excellent, near mint condition. Comes with original issue / storage box in cardboard and wrapping paper, exactly as it left the factory.