Military Exercise Cartpatians-77 (Carpathian Military District), participant's badge, 1977.
Brass, enamels; medallion measures 37.0 mm tall (incl. eyelet) x 63.4 mm wide. The inscription in the band is "Order of the Red Banner Carpathian Military District". The suspension is inscribed "Carpathians-77".
This badge was awarded as a memento to one of the high-ranking participants of the Carpathian (Karpaty) - war games in 1977. Because the exercise was on a much smaller scale than some other Soviet war games, the badge is highly uncommon.