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"Cheka, the History, Organization, and Awards of the Russian Secret Police and Intelligence Services 1917 to 2017" by Robert Pandis, 2017.
English text, laminated hard cover, 422 pp, 8" x 11" x 1" format, large number of color photos. Each copy is hand-signed by the author and serial numbered on the title page.

This is the long awaited, hugely expanded version of the earlier, 2011/12 softcover editions. Like the earlier books, it covers the important Soviet OGPU, NKVD, MVD and KGB decorations. Among them are the famous law enforcement "eggs": the badges of the Honored NKVD, MVD and MOOP Employees. The Honorary Badges for the 5th, 10th and 15th Cheka Anniversaries are covered as well as other KGB award

English text, laminated hard cover, 422 pp, 8" x 11" x 1" format, large number of color photos. Each copy is hand-signed by the author and serial numbered on the title page.

This is the long awaited, hugely expanded version of the earlier, 2011/12 softcover editions. Like the earlier books, it covers the important Soviet OGPU, NKVD, MVD and KGB decorations. Among them are the famous law enforcement "eggs": the badges of the Honored NKVD, MVD and MOOP Employees. The Honorary Badges for the 5th, 10th and 15th Cheka Anniversaries are covered as well as other KGB award badges: Honored Employee of State Security and the 50th, 60th and 70th anniversaries of the KGB. Unlike the prior editions, the 2017 hardcover presents a well-illustrated classification of Honored State Security badges. In general, this volume covers a much larger variety of state security awards including badges issued by KGB branches in various Soviet republics. Represented are also many obscure badges of smaller security units as well as the graduation badges of various law enforcement schools.

A significant improvement over the previous editions is the inclusion of a selection of a large number of NKVD and KGB identification cards - something that goes far beyond the scope suggested by the title of the book. Additionally, the new edition covers many state security awards of post- Soviet Russia while covering in some detail the structure of Soviet and Russian State Security and espionage organizations. Last but not least, it illustrates a number of decorations of the state security agencies of "friendly" communist regimes such as the DDR, Cuba, the Romanian People's Republic, etc.

This book should prove to be an invaluable resource for both historians and serious collectors of Soviet and Russian badges. Each one of the 406 copies in print is serially numbered and hand-signed by the author. The example we offer is BRAND NEW and UNUSED condition.
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