Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Order of Kutuzov 3rd Class

The Order of Kutuzov 3rd class, in Russian Orden "Kutuzova" (Vtoroj Stepeni), was commissioned on 8th February 1943.

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

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

The Orders of Kutuzov 3rd class has a central silver plate with Kutuzov in silver and the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin with a silver 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 an orange central stripe and 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 – Very rare and normally the demand is a lot higher than availability, also very expensive. This variation is of a one piece construction and has a screw back.

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