Saturday, 14 February 2009

Order of Kutuzov 2nd Class

The Order of Kutuzov 2nd class, in Russian Orden "Kutuzova" (Vtoroj Stepeni), was commissioned on 29th July 1942.

This order was awarded to divisional and brigade commanders for successful counter attacks and skillful leadership in evading enemy attacks at the front line.

In total three thousand three hundred and twenty five Orders were awarded.

The Order of Kutuzov 2nd class has a central white plate with Kutuzov in silver and the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin with a red five pointed star above. There are five silver points coming from the central plate and a silver five pointed star situated slightly behind the points.

The ribbon for this order is blue with orange trim on the outside edges.

Type 1 – Variation one – Almost never available and collectors will never have a chance to purchase one. Variation one was suspended from the top via a ring hole.

Type 2 – Variation one – Extremely rare and will take a collector with funds available a few years to find one. This variation has a screw back with three rivet, these rivets are situated on the back of the silver points coming from the central plate.

Type 2 – Variation two – Extremely rare and will take a collector with funds available a few years to find one. This variation has a screw back with five rivets, one rivet on the rear of each of the silver points coming from the central plate.

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