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.
Medal for the Defense of Leningrad. Established Dec 1942, 1,496,000 were issued for resisiting the German seige of Leningrad 8 Sep 1941 - 27 Jan 1944.