Orden Otechestvennoi voiny 2

The Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class has three types. Type 1 has a rectangular suspension with a red ribbon and was produced from May 1942 until June 1943. This type consists of four parts. On the reverse of the suspension a screw is attached, but to avoid the order from swinging from side to side the first two variations also have a stick-pin soldered on the back of the rayed star. Type 2 was produced from June 1943 until 1969 and doesn’t have a suspension but a screwback. This type consists of three parts. There are nine remarkable reverse variations within this type.Type 3 was produced from 1984 until 1991. This type consists of two parts, has a gold-plated sickle and hammer and a raised mint mark.

Until the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a total of approximately 6.688.000 pieces of the 2nd Class were awarded, including approximately 5.729.000 1985 issues.

Type 1
- Variation 1 (Pin, low suspension, not flat reverse)
- Variation 2 (Pin, high suspension, almost flat reverse)
- Variation 3 (No stick-pin, almost flat reverse)
- Variation 4 (Moscow mint, not flat reverse, major differences within this variation)

Type 2
- Variation 1 (‘Starback’, star-shape visible on reverse)
- Variation 2 (‘Trench’, round trench-shape visible on reverse)
- Variation 3 (‘Displaced Ring’, not centralised lower ring-shaped area on reverse)
- Variation 4 (‘Concave’, concave visible on reverse)
- Variation 5 (‘MZPP’, version of ‘Platinapribor’ Factory, Moscow)
- Variation 6 (‘Flatback’, flat reverse)
- Variation 7 (‘Concave-Ring’, ring-shaped concave of approximately 23 mm visible on reverse)
- Variation 8 (‘Small’, smaller order)
- Variation 9 (‘Ring’, lower ring-shaped area on reverse)

Type 3
- Variation 1 (With dimple, stamped out area under mintmark)
- Variation 2 (Without dimple, no stamped out area under mintmark)
- Variation 3 (With dimple, stamped out area under mintmark)

Aganov, Sergei Khristorovich* June 4th, 1917
† February 1st, 1996

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Begeldinov, Talgat Yakubekovich05-08-1922 more 
Belov, Andrei Ivanovich19-08-1917  
Beluchenko, Ivan I.  more 
Buyanskiy, Benzion Solomonovich00-00-1913  
Béguin, Didier14-12-191826-11-1944more 
Bogomolov, Aleksandr Fodorovich27-08-191905-02-1945 
Belodedov, Aleksandr Ivanovich14-10-192012-03-1945more 
Baranov, Ivan Yegorovich15-03-192021-04-1945more 
Belousko, Ivan Vasilyevich00-00-192028-04-1945more 
Belousov, Vitaliy Fedorovich25-01-192130-04-1945 
Borisov, Nikolay Ivanovich28-04-191321-10-1945 
Borzov, Ivan Ivanovich21-10-191504-06-1974 
Bershanskaya, Yevdokia06-02-191316-09-1982more 
Boichuk, Yefim Vasilyevich24-12-191804-06-1991 
Baidukov, Georgy Filippovich26-05-190728-12-1994more 
Bechler, Bernhard09-02-191130-11-2002 
Bordun, Anatoliy Zinovyevich31-03-192122-05-2011more 

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