Order of Alexander Nevsky

Order of Alexander Nevsky

Hi experts, today I want to show you one of the most valuable things in my collection, this is a very rare Soviet order(badge) – the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

*The Order of Alexander Nevsky is a Soviet award from the Great Patriotic War. It was established by a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 29, 1942 simultaneously with the Orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov to reward the commanding staff of the Red Army for outstanding services in organizing and directing military operations and for the successes achieved in the battles for the Motherland achieved as a result of these operations.

Order of Alexander Nevsky.

Order of Alexander Nevsky. Photo by Apolon.

Order of Alexander Nevsky was made of silver. The silver content in the order is 37,056 ± 1,387 g. The total weight of the order is 40.8 ± 1,7 g.

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The size of the order between the end of the red star and the opposite apex of the ten-pointed figure is 50 mm. The distance from the center of the order to the top of any of the enamel rays of the five-pointed star is 26-27 mm.

Order of Alexander Nevsky.

Order of Alexander Nevsky. Photo by Apolon.

Order of Alexander Nevsky.

Order of Alexander Nevsky. Photo by Apolon.

 

The number of people awarded with the order – 42,165 people

The Order of Alexander Nevsky was awarded to the commanders of divisions, brigades, regiments, battalions, companies and platoons:

  • For the manifestation, in accordance with the combat mission, of the initiative to choose the right moment for a sudden, bold and rapid attack on the enemy and inflicting a major defeat on him with small losses for his troops;
  • For the performance of a combat mission, the persistent and clear organization of the interaction of the combat arms, and the destruction of all or most of the existing superior enemy forces;
    For commanding an artillery unit or unit that quickly suppressed enemy artillery, superior in strength, or destroyed enemy firing points, interfering with the advancement of our units, or destroyed a set of bunkers, or persistently repelled an attack by a large group of tanks, causing heavy damage to it;
  • For the command of a tank unit or unit that successfully completed a combat operation, caused great damage to the enemy’s manpower and equipment and completely preserved their material part;
    For the command of an air unit or unit, persistently and successfully making a number of sorties, inflicting severe damage to the enemy’s manpower and equipment and returning to their base without loss;
  • For swift actions and initiative to disrupt or destroy enemy engineering structures and ensure the development of success in the offensive impulse of our units.
Cavalier of the Order of Alexander Nevsky Colonel Rybchenko Anempodist Demidovich.

Cavalier of the Order of Alexander Nevsky Colonel Rybchenko Anempodist Demidovich.

The order of Alexander Nevsky could be awarded several times to one person. The biggest number of awards was three. USSR continued to award the Order of Alexander Nevsky even after the end of World War II.

With this article, I begin to introduce you my huge collection of medals and orders from around the world.

Apolon

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