Soviet WW2 issued”Defense of Leningrad” medal


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Nice looking and WW2 presented ” Defense of Leningrad” medal. This version is the so called “1b Long Horizon”.

Medal for the Defense of Leningrad: made of gilded brass. Measures 32.12 mm in width; 37.49 mm in height, including the eyelet and it weighs 17.5 gram.

“Medal was awarded to all Soviet military and civilians who participated in the defense of Leningrad between September 1941 and January 1944. The Medal was a World War II campaign medal established on December 22, 1942. It recognized the valor and hard work of the Soviet civilian and military defenders of Leningrad during the 872-day siege of the city by the German armed forces”. 

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