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.

The Defence of the Caucasus Medal was established May 1st 1944 and was awarded for participation in the defence of the Caucasus area of the Soviet Union between Jul 1942 - Oct 1943. The ornamental border on the obverse is typical of the region. This is a variation 1 1940s issue.
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