Russia – Soviet: An interesting ‘For Wounds’ Order of Glory 3rdClass awarded to Private Sergei Ivanovich Zakharov, 28thGuards Artillery Division, 10thGuards Rifle Division. Issued in 1979, this would have been a belated award for wounds received during the defence of the port of Murmansk in the Soviet Arctic.
Order of Glory 3rdClass, type 2, reverse numbered 795689
Condition: Toned, Nearly extremely fine
Sergei Ivanovich Zakharov was born in the village of Zvenigorod in Moscow Oblast in 1920. Having attained an elementary education he served in the Red Army between June 1941 and February 1943.
This award of the Order of Glory 3rdClass without an available citation and issued in August 1979 is almost certainly for wounds received in battle whilst serving in the Rifleman in the 28thGuards Artillery Regiment, 10thGuards Rifle Division, a unit that served in the far north protecting the port of Murmansk which was the entry point for a large percentage of the Lend-Lease goods supplied to the Soviet Union,
Issued to Zakharov in August 1979, he was employed as a Security Guard with the Extra-Departmental Security Service attached to the Internal Affairs Department of the Executive Committee of the Moscow Raion, city of Riga, whilst living at Apartment 38, 32 Salacas Street within the city.