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    doc riley
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    After next years Convention I am going to start a research project about the recipients of High Soviet Orders and the.biographies of the recipients. There are books about the Heroes of the Soviet Union. But I have not found anything about the recipients of the other High Orders.

    Doc

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    jomsa editor
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    Doc: This would be a very difficult research project especially if one cannot read Russian fluently, as much biographical information is available about Soviet soldiers who won the higher Soviet orders but who were not Heroes of the Soviet Union but the vast majority is in Russian. Probably the easiest order to find information on recipients is the Order of Glory. There are numerous books on ‘full cavaliers’ of the Order of Glory, including one with short biographies similar to the two-volume set on the HSUs titled (see attachment below).

    There are also numerous books with biographies of selected ‘full cavaliers’ of the Order of Glory. One of the major series is of which there are at least ten volumes, each covering 30-40 recipients (see attachment below).
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    #14971
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    Doc: There are also a number of Soviet books on recipients of orders and decorations other than the HSU. The largest set is which is in at least 10 volumes, each covering about 30 men (see attachment below). Another, , by Aron Abramovich covers Jewish recipients of Soviet orders and medals up through the Battle of Stalingrad.
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    There are also numerous Soviet encyclopedias that contain biographies and photos of various military, naval and air force higher officers many of whom did not receive the HSU. Two of these are with bios of WW2 Soviet officers and with bios of Soviet officers from all eras.
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    #14979
    doc riley
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    Thanks for the info. I will have to find another Soviet research project.

    :) Doc

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