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 Capture of Budapest Medal was awarded for service during the Soviet advance into Budapest from Dec 1944 until it was captured on 13 Feb 1945. Around 350,000 were awarded.