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 Defense of Moscow Medal, awarded for defending Moscow during the winter of 1941-42. It was awarded over 1,020,000 times. The words 'For our Soviet Motherland' are on the reverse.