I have always loved Soviet and Communist design, whether in advertising art from the twenties or in its graphic propaganda. These medals share such 'glorious' images, images that unfortunately did not reflect the reality of living under communism. To learn more visit the experts at Soviet Military Awards. Click on a medal to view it in detail, click on the detail to flip the medal over.
30th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. April 1975, military service version. The image is of the colossal statue 'The Motherland Calls' on Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad).