Soviets in Afghanistan
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Unissued award certificate for the Warrior Internationalist badge, printed in 1988. Comes complete with large red folder with gold lettering on the front cover. Shows facsimile signature of Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev.
Army Proficiency Badge (for enlisted men), 3rd cl., 1980s.
60th Anniversary of the Moskovskiy Border Guard Unit, commemorative badge, 1992. Part of the former Soviet Central Asian Border Guard District (KSAPO), this unit remained on the Tajik-Afghan border following the dissolution of the USSR and was constantly engaged in action against infiltrating Muslim militants and narcotics smugglers. Although a post-USSR issue, the badge is very much Soviet in its design and execution.
M 1982 "Afganka" two-piece combat uniform, 1980s. Includes Extra Small size (US size 36) jacket and pants. In mint unissued condition.
GRU Spetsnaz Winter Uniform, dated 1977 / 76. Includes heavy tunic in olive drab with additional separate button-in padded liner and tsygeika lamb fur collar, plus matching pair of pants, also with detachable liner. Size 52-5 (Medium / Large). This is a rare, very early issue of the winter uniform which was later modified to become a well known Afghanka. Both the jacket and pants are in superb unissued condition, with manufacturer's tags.
Chicom AK-47 chest pouch, so-called "Lifchiki" (bra) used by both sides in Afghanistan. Dated 1983. In unissued condition.
Hat Badge of Presidential Guard of President Najibullah, 1989-92. Extremely scarce item used for a short time by the elite force protecting the president after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan Excellent condition.
M 1941 Red Army field badge for a side cap, heavy, painted olive drab.
SVD Dragunov sniper rifle canvas cover, dated 1971. About 46" lengthwise, 54" folded. Unissued.