Soviet Russian USSR Medal Order of the Red Star, researched, awarded in 1959 to Ilya Ananyevich Stadnik, a Jr. Lieutenant in a Cossack Regiment, who was surrounded and captured at Smolensk in 1941 and held at the POW/concentration camps in Berdichev, Ukraine until the Soviet forces liberated the city in January 1944. Stadnik immediately rejoined the Red Army and continued to fight. He suffered a severe abdominal wound in March 1944. After the war, he worked as a security guard for a livestock concern.
Rare award to a Cossack and POW! Condition is outstanding, as seen in the images! Includes 4 pages of archival research (award record card + citation) and archival photo of Stadnik, all in electronic format.
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