KGB, NKVD and Law Enforcement Awards & Qualification Badges
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GPU (State Political Directorate) of Ukraine, Award Badge for Enlisted and NCO Participants of the 1928 Relay Race of Border Guards. Exceptionally rare early piece in superb condition (and a story to tell). Literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the advanced collector of Soviet state security badges.
$4,800.00

Distinguished MVD Employee Badge, Type 2 in silver, #15126, circa 1980s. Highest decoration of Soviet Police and MVD. In outstanding condition.
$795.00

Badge of a Distinguished MVD Employee in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of MVD, #60 , circa late 1960s. An exceptionally rare piece issued for only a short period exclusively to VIPs. In excellent condition.
$5,900.00

Badge of Distinguished Employee of MOOP, #7517, with a document, February 1966 issue to a Colonel. The award certificate is hand-signed by Minister for Protecting Public Order of RSFSR. Both the badge and document are in near mint condition. This very scarce award was issued for only a very short time from 1962-68, and is therefore far more scarce than similar MVD or even NKVD "eggs".
$2,750.00

Honored State Security Employee badge, Variation 5, unnumbered, circa mid to late 1980s issue. Unlike vast majority of Honored KGB Badges, this exceptionally rare piece never had a serial number. A rather scarce version in and of itself even if serial numbered, this particular specimen is also a textbook example: it is prominently featured in the reference book "Cheka" by Robert Pandis (C. 2017) In excellent condition. A truly unique opportunity for the advanced collector of Soviet law enforcement awards.
$1,950.00

Badge of Honored Employee of the Office of Public Prosecution, 1981-1991. Only approximately 1500 of these were ever awarded. In excellent condition.
$695.00

Medal of Honored Lawyer of RSFSR, 1981 - 1995. A near mint example.
$275.00

Document for the KGB 50th Anniversary Badge, December 1967 issue to an Estonian. Shows autopen signature of KGB Chairman Yuriy Andropov.
$140.00

Badge for 50th Anniversary of VChK-KGB, 1967. Although exact criteria for this award are unknown, it was definitely one of the official KGB issues, probably to State Security retirees and VIPs.
$40.00

50th Anniversary of KGB of Georgia, commemorative badge, 1971. In excellent condition. One of the more scarce badges of the KGB anniversary series.
$80.00

Badge for 50th Anniversary of All-Ukrainian Cheka, circa 1978. One of the badges of "republican" KGB series, in excellent condition.
$40.00

50th Anniversary of KGB of Tajikistan, commemorative badge, 1974 issue. An extremely hard to find piece, one of the scarcest of the "republican" KGB series. Very fine condition.
$270.00

50th Anniversary of KGB of Uzbekistan, commemorative badge, 1974. Excellent condition.
$70.00

50th Anniversary of KGB of Kirgizstan, commemorative badge, 1975. Variation with red border. In fine condition.
$95.00

Document for KGB 60th Anniversary Badge, 1977 issue. Shows facsimile signature of Andropov, Chairman of KGB and future Soviet premier. An interesting, early issue document in near mint condition.
$280.00

60th Anniversary of KGB, commemorative badge in aluminum for KGB low ranking employees and auxiliaries, 1977. Maker marked "LE" (Lenemalyer Factory in Leningrad). Excellent condition.
$40.00

60th Anniversary of the First Main Directorate of KGB (aka Sluzhba Vneshnei Razvedki or Foreign Intelligence Service), commemorative badge, 1980. Scarce commemorative award of the spying branch of the Soviet Committee for State Security. Shows Moscow Mint logo on the reverse. Excellent condition.
$160.00

60th Anniversary of KGB of Georgia, commemorative badge, 1981. In excellent condition. This badge is one of the hardest to find in the "republican" KGB anniversary series.
$170.00

60th Anniversary of KGB of Uzbekistan, commemorative badge, 1984. A nicely made mint-marked piece in Excellent condition.
$130.00

70th Anniversary of KGB badge, 1987. In near mint condition.
$185.00

Document for KGB 70th Anniversary Badge, December 1987 issue. In near mint condition.
$250.00

70th Anniversary of VChK-KGB, commemorative badge in aluminum probably awarded to KGB low ranking employees and auxiliaries, 1987. This badge is larger and much more scarce than the 50th and 60th anniversary badges. In excellent condition.
$110.00

70th Anniversary of the Dnepropetrovsk / Yekaterinoslav Department of KGB, commemorative badge, 1989. Extremely uncommon award of a regional rather than all-Union or republican state security agency. In near mint condition.
$125.00

70th Anniversary of VChK - KGB Commemorative Medal, 1987 issue. A very well-made piece by the Moscow Mint. In near mint condition.
$95.00

Badge in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Cheremushki District, Moscow, 1988. Excellent condition.
$25.00

Membership Badge of the Association of Veterans of Foreign Intelligence Service, early 1990s. The badge was awarded starting from 1991 for several years after the collapse of the USSR. Miniature or lapel format but very nicely made, mint marked piece of the same design as the larger 1991 badge For Service in the SVR Foreign Intelligence.
$110.00

Fiftieth Anniversary of the KGB, Table Medal in bronze, by the Leningrad Mint. Intended exclusively to top leadership of KGB and CPSU. According to the reference book by Shkurko and Stalykov, only 144 examples of this medal were ever produced (the number quoted in the book seems to be too low and may be a typo, but the medal in any case is quite scarce). In excellent condition.
$295.00

Table Medal in Bronze in Commemoration of the 110th Anniversary of Birth of Feliks Dzerzhinsky, 1987. This large and impressive piece is similar to the medal produced by the Leningrad Mint in 1977. In very fine to excellent condition.
$120.00

Table Medal Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Dinamo (Sports Club of the Soviet Law Enforcement). Features bas-relief of Felix Dzerzhinsky. A limited edition medal in Bronze struck at the Leningrad Mint in 1983. In excellent condition.
$90.00

Membership Badge of the Marksmanship Sports Club of the MVD Dinamo Sports Society, circa 1980s.
$20.00

Rudzutak Advanced Training School for the Security Command Personnel of the Roads of Transportation (Railroads), 3rd Graduation Class, #26, 1928 issue. A beautiful, very elaborately designed piece in hallmarked silver and enamels of literally Faberge quality. In excellent condition.
A very small number of these badges were ever issued and only a few are known to exist today. Many of the high level state security / law enforcement officers who had graduated from the Rudzutak School became victims of purges during the 30s. An arrest of the original owner usually led to the badge being confiscated and destroyed. Incidentally, Rudzutak himself was arrested, tortured and executed in 1938 thus making him an "enemy of the people" - and making ownership of the badge bearing his name a very risky proposition!

To see other other badges of Soviet law enforcement schools that we currently have in stock, follow this link: "KGB, Police and MVD School Badges"

$5,900.00

50th Anniversary of the KGB Border Guard Troops, award badge, 1968. The badge was issued exclusively to active duty KGB officers. In excellent condition.
$80.00

Document for the Badge for 50th Anniversary of Border Guard Troops, issued by the Main Border Guard Directorate of KGB in May 1968.
$45.00

Document for the Badge for 50th Anniversary of Border Guard Troops issued to a woman - an extremely unusual case. In excellent condition.
$50.00

60th Anniversary of KGB Border Guard Troops, award badge, 1978. Excellent condition. Despite its name, this award was issued not only to the Border Guards, but also to a much broader range of KGB active duty officers and practically all of the organization's top leadership.
$70.00

70th Anniversary of KGB Border Guard Troops, award badge, 1988. Excellent condition.
$45.00

Excellent MVD Border Guard badge, scarce two-piece flat back variation by the Pobeda Factory, 1953 - 1957. More massive than a relief reverse version, this version features the "MVD" plaque and a separate central shield superimposed on the larger shield with green border. An impressive badge in very fine condition.
$140.00

Excellent MVD Border Guard badge, scarce three-piece flat back variation by the MTKh Factory, 1953 - 1957. More massive flat back version with superimposed "MVD" plaque. An impressive badge in very fine condition.
$175.00

Excellent MVD Border Guard, relief reverse variation, 1953 - 1957. In very fine to excellent condition, far better than the average.
$120.00

Excellent Border Guard badge, 1957-1964. In superb condition, very uncommon for this badge.
$95.00

Award Document for Excellent Border Guard badge, issued in 1959 to a KGB Private. In very good to excellent condition.
$60.00

Excellent Border Guard, smaller 1964 version in aluminum, 1960s. Although less impressive, this badge is also less common than the earlier type in brass. In outstanding condition.
$60.00

Border Guard Patrol Commander Badge, relatively scarce version with green enameled border and white background, circa late 1970s - early 80s. Excellent condition.
$25.00

Border Guard Patrol Commander Badge, circa early to mid-1980s. Excellent condition.
$10.00

Commander of a Border Guard Patrol breast badge, "parallelogram" type, circa 1970s. In excellent condition.
$40.00

Excellent Border Guard badge, 1st cl., 1970s - 80s. Excellent condition.
$15.00

Document for the Badge of Excellent Border Guard, 1st cl., issued by the Main Border Guard Directorate of KGB, 1969-1972.
$40.00

Award Document for an Excellent Border Guard, 1st cl. badge, 1970s-80s. In excellent condition.
$30.00

Document for a Badge of Excellent Border Guard, 1st cl., late version on pink paper, 1980s issue. Hand-signed by KGB Lt. General Ivan Vertelko, Deputy Chief of the Border Guard Troops of the USSR. Excellent condition.
$35.00

Excellent Border Guard, 2nd cl. badge, 1970s-80s. Excellent condition.
$7.00

Document for a Badge of Excellent Border Guard, 2nd cl. issued to an enlisted man by the Western KGB Border Guard District. Excellent condition.
$25.00

Order of the Red Banner Western Border Guard District, veteran's badge, circa 1980s. In excellent condition.
$25.00

Simferopol (Crimea) Border Guard Unit, Western Border Guard District, veteran's badge, circa 1980s. In excellent condition.
$25.00

Nizhnedenstrovskiy (Lower Dniester) Border Guard Unit, Western Border Guard District, veteran's badge, circa 1980s. In excellent condition.
$25.00

Brest Border Guard Unit, Western Border Guard District, veteran's badge, circa 1980s. In excellent condition.
$20.00

Badge for Completing 100 Border Patrols, Central Asian Border Guard District, 1982.
$25.00

Badge for Completing 500 Border Patrols, Central Asian Border Guard District, 1982.
$29.00

50th Anniversary of the 43rd Prishibskiy Border Guard Unit (aka Military Unit #2013), commemorative badge issued to servicemen, 1971. The unit stationed in Azerbaijan guarded the Iranian border and was a part of the Trans-Caucasian Border Guard District.
$50.00

30th Anniversary of the Khichaurskiy Border Guard Unit (aka Military Unit #2358), commemorative badge issued to servicemen, 1980. Tasked with guarding the Turkish border, this unit stationed in Khichauri, Georgia, was a part of the Trans-Caucasian Border Guard District.
$45.00

60th Anniversary of the Batumskiy Border Guard Unit (aka Military Unit #2016), commemorative badge issued to servicemen, 1982. The unit was stationed near the city of Batumi, Georgia, as part of the Trans-Caucasian Border Guard District.
$45.00

60th Anniversary of the Northwestern Border Guard District (KSZPO), commemorative badge for active-duty servicemen, 1978. Features the Cruiser Avrora and border marker.
$30.00

70th Anniversary of the Northwestern Border Guard District (KSZPO), commemorative badge, 1988. Reportedly awarded to current servicemen and former officers of the district.
$35.00

60th Anniversary of the Karakala Border Guard Unit, commemorative badge issued to servicemen, circa 1980s. Members of this unit based in Turkmenistan often saw combat during the Soviet occupation of the neighboring Afghanistan.
$45.00

30th Anniversary of the 79th Kishinevskiy / Lower Dniester Border Guard Unit (aka Military Unit #2134), commemorative badge issued to servicemen, 1974. A very uncommon, large and ornate badge in excellent condition. The unit was formed in the wake of the German retreat during WW2. It was stationed near the city of Kishinev, the capital of Moldavia, and was a part of the Western Border Guard District.
$50.00

Central Asian Border Guard District (KSAPO), commemorative badge for active-duty servicemen, circa early 1990s.
$25.00

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.
$50.00

Central Asian Border Guard District (KSAPO), commemorative badge (medal), circa 1970s-80s. The reverse bears inscription "For Service in KGB Border Guards Troops of the USSR". Most likely, it was issued to conscripts in the district upon completing their stint.
$35.00

40th Anniversary of the Baltic Border Guard Detachment, commemorative badge, pin back version, circa 1980. Excellent condition.
$35.00

40th Anniversary of S.M. Kirov 102nd Vyborg Border Guard Unit, commemorative badge, 1980.
$39.00

Excellent MVD Policeman badge, 1953-1962 issue. A superb example with perfect enamel and details of the state emblem. Original screw plate is included.
$50.00

Award Document for Excellent MVD Policeman badge, issued in 1961 in Kirovograd (Ukraine.) In excellent condition.
$25.00

Excellent MVD Policeman Badge, 1985-1991. A relatively scarce gold version issued only for a short period from 1985. Excellent condition.
$25.00

Excellent MOOP Policeman badge, 1962-1970. Excellent condition. Includes original Pobeda Factory screw plate.
$30.00

Badge for Excellent Service in MVD, 1985-1991. Brass, enamels, solid quality. Awarded to Prison Guards of Soviet jails and correctional labor camps. In excellent, near mint condition.
$40.00

Badge for Distinguished Service in MVD, 2nd cl., 1970s-1991.
$7.00

10th Minsk Conference of Excellent Policemen, participant's badge, 1972. Excellent condition.
$15.00

Badge for Active Participation in Providing Cultural Entertainment for MVD, 1980s.
$20.00

Second All-Union MVD Performance Arts Festival, participant's badge, 1977.
$20.00

Medal (Honorary Badge) of Excellent Propagandist of MVD, circa 1980s. Excellent condition.
$25.00

Badge for Excellence in Local Antiaircraft Defense, late 1950s issue. An oddity of Khrushchev era, this badge was awarded during a short period when Soviet Civil Defense was directly subordinate to MVD (Ministry of Interior). In excellent condition.
$50.00

50th Anniversary of Soviet Police, commemorative badge, 1967.
$15.00

60th Anniversary of Soviet Police, commemorative badge, 1977.
$15.00

60th Anniversary of Soviet Police, commemorative badge, 1977.
$25.00

Badge in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Soviet Criminal Investigation Departments, Latvian SSR, 1978.
$30.00

70th Anniversary of Soviet Police badge, 1987. Excellent condition.
$20.00

70th Anniversary of Criminal Investigations Department (Ugolovnyi Rozysk), commemorative badge, 1988.
$50.00

70th Anniversary of the Criminal Investigation Departments, commemorative badge, 1988. Highly unusual reverse, featuring an eye symbol of the criminal investigations and blank spot for serial number or name. Mint marked "LMD" on the medallion and suspension device. In excellent condition.
$45.00

70th Anniversary of the Criminal Investigation Departments, commemorative badge, 1988. A very large and uncommon badge manufactured in Soviet Ukraine. Attractive piece in excellent condition.
$45.00

50th Anniversary of the BKhSS Department of the MVD, award badge, 1987. In excellent condition.
$80.00

50th Anniversary of the Soviet Court System, commemorative badge, late 1960s.
$20.00

Badge (Medal) in Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Latvian Police, 1979. Attractive award in brass and "hot baked" enamels, in excellent condition.
$60.00

50th Anniversary of Police of Turkmenistan, commemorative badge, 1985.
$25.00

55th Anniversary of Soviet Police, Kirovskiy District, Moscow, commemorative badge, 1972.
$20.00

60th Anniversary of the Soviet Transport Police, commemorative award badge, 1975. Very fine to excellent condition.
$25.00

Commemorative badge for the 50th Anniversary of the MVD Internal Army Unit #6608, City of Solikamsk, 1991. The code name of the unit stands for the 31st MVD (Prisoner) Convoy Brigade, earlier known as 7th MVD Convoy Regiment. One of the last MVD badges of the Soviet period. In excellent condition.
$35.00

50th Anniversary of the Dzerzhinsky Separate Special Purpose (Spetsnaz) Division of MVD Internal Army, veteran's badge, 1974.
$20.00

9th Convention of Excellent Policemen of Minsk, participant badge, circa 1970.
$20.00

5th Anniversary of the Domodedovo Airport OVD (Police Department), Moscow Regional Agency of Internal Affairs, commemorative badge, 1991. One of the last law enforcement badges of the Soviet era.
$25.00

MVD / Police Officer Qualification Badge, 1st cl., 1972 - 74. In excellent condition.
$9.00

Police Officer Qualification Badge, 2nd cl., 1972-74. Excellent condition.
$12.00

MVD / Police Officer Qualification Badge, 3rd cl., 1972 - 74. In excellent condition.
$8.00

Police Qualification Badge, 2nd cl., 1972-74 issue. Excellent condition.
$10.00

Police Qualification Badge, 3rd class, 1972-74 Aluminum, paint. Maker marked.
$9.00

M 1937 Police Officer hat badge, 1937-39. A very well made and attractive badge. Missing the attachment prongs but the obverse is in excellent condition.

For other Police hat badges, please visit our category "Hat Badges" (under "Soviet Militaria ").

$95.00

Police Officer hat badge, 37 mm version, 1937-1939. In excellent condition, outstanding for this badge.
$220.00

50th Anniversary of Military Tribunals badge, brass version, circa 1968. In excellent condition
$30.00

50th Anniversary of Moldavian Soviet Police, commemorative medal, 1974.
$20.00

Hat Badge of a Criminal Investigator or Prosecutor, 1956-1964. Extremely well made piece in excellent condition.
$95.00

Badge in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Office of Public Prosecution, 1972 issue. Attractive badge in brass and enamel made by the Leningrad Mint.
$15.00

Badge of Honored Road Builder, #5006, circa mid- to late- 1940s. A magnificent, near mint example - literally impossible to upgrade. Includes original maker-marked screw plate.
$575.00

Badge to a Shock Worker of Ukhta (Ударнику Ухтинцу), late 1930s. This is one of the more rare badges of the infamous GULAG. Fabulous piece in superb condition; includes original, functional screw plate.
$1,400.00

Badge to a Shock Worker of MVS (Moskva - Volga Canal Construction), 1930s. In excellent condition, and includes original maker marked screw plate.
$975.00

Kuibyshev Hydroelectric Complex Construction Badge, 1957. Screw back version in excellent condition.
$40.00

Badge of an Honored Master of Logging and Timber Rafting, #1262, circa 1960s. In near mint condition; comes in original wrapper and issue box.
$75.00

Badge for Excellence in NKVD Dal'stroy (Far Eastern Construction), #1041, early to mid 1940s. In excellent condition.
$1,250.00

Brigadmil Voluntary Police Support Unit badge, 1930s. Fine to very fine overall condition.
$290.00

"Druzhinnik" Voluntary Police Badge, Leningrad Mint version, circa 1960s.
$15.00

"Druzhinnik" Volunteer Police Support badge, circa 1960s.
$9.00

"Druzhinnik" Voluntary Police Badge, 1970s-80s.
$5.00

Estonian Volunteer Police Support badge, 1950s-60s. Attractive badge in brass and enamels, in Excellent condition.
$25.00

Badge of Excellent Druzhinnik (Voluntary Police Support Unit member) of Latvian SSR, circa 1960s. A small but very well-made and attractive piece. In excellent condition.
$60.00

25th Anniversary of the Leningrad DND (Volunteer Police Support), commemorative badge, 1984.
$19.00

VLKSM OKOD Unit badge, 1981-1991.
$5.00

Bryansk Komsomol Operativnyi Otryad (Police Field Support Unit) badge, circa 1960s-70s.
$20.00

Badge for Active Work, Leninskiy District OKO (Operativnyi Komosomol'skiy Otryad), city of Gorkiy, circa 1970s.
$15.00

Chelyabinsk OKO (Operativnyi Komosomol'skiy Otryad), membership badge, circa 1970s.
$10.00

Chelyabinsk Young Friends of Police, membership badge, circa late 1970s.
$10.00

Chelyabinsk Dzerzhinets (Komsomol Police Support unit), membership badge, circa late 1970s.
$10.00

Membership badge of the Seventh Conference of DND (Volunteer Police Support), Nevskiy District, Leningrad, circa 1970s.
$10.00

Komsomol Detachment of the Volunteer Police Support (DND), circa 1980s.
$15.00

Badge to a Participant of the Public Protection Service During the XXII Olympic Games, 1980. Excellent condition.
$40.00

Photo ID of a Traffic Safety Druzhinnik, 1964. Excellent condition.
$35.00

MVD "Kulavolinik" Policeman badge, Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic, #11721, mid- to late-1940s. This spectacular badge was manufactured in Tallin immediately after the Soviet re- occupation of Estonia in the late phase of the war in Europe. In excellent condition, very uncommon for this badge.
$190.00

MVD Internal Army Sentry Post Commander, identification breast badge, 1978-1991.
$15.00

VOKhR Security Guard, Sentry Post Commander identification breast badge, 1980s.
$10.00

Medal for 70th Anniversary of the Customs Agency, 1988 Excellent condition.
$25.00

Honored NKVD Firefighter badge, Type 2, #431, 1937-1941. Magnificent piece in hallmarked sterling silver. Condition is very fine, outstanding for this early issue.
$2,500.00

Excellent MVD Firefighter, unnumbered, circa mid to late 1980s. Brass and enamels, mint marked. Near mint condition.

For other Soviet Firefighter badges, please visit our category "Firefighter Badges".

$30.00

Cigarette Case in Hallmarked Silver with Niello Artwork, awarded in 1932 to an NKVD policeman for "selfless struggle against banditry." Shows hallmarks "YuKM" of an unknown workshop in Moscow. A very interesting and unusual piece in very good to excellent condition.
$475.00

"History of Awards and Insignia of Russian MVD, 1802 -2002" Mikhail Rogov, C. 2004, Moscow. Russian text, massive format hardcover, 543 pp. The first truly comprehensive reference on the subject, featuring superb photography of a vast array of MVD materials.
$59.00