July 31, 2014

Order of Suvorov

Order of Suvorov


Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov (1730 – 1800) was a Russian general of legendary fame, being undefeated in over sixty battles. The Order of Suvorov was established in three classes in July 1942. It was awarded for outstanding success in defeating superior enemy forces. During the Great Patriotic War 390 First Class, 2800 Second Class and 4000 Third Class were awarded.



Bibliography
McDonnel, Leslie. Insignia of World War II. Enderby: Silverdale, 1999.


Photo attribution
Russian Government, via Wikimedia Commons