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Ukrainan-Soviet 1970s-1980s parade uniform for a colonel of the Soviet artillery / rocket forces. This uniform type was introduced in 1969 as a replacement for the brown M1958 parade uniforms and were wave green with golden shoulder boards and red piping.
The shoulder boards are golden with two red stripes and carry three large golden stars each for the rank of colonel. The collar tabs,
which are black velvet, carry the artillery insignia of two crossed gun barrels. The buttons have various yearstamps and construction, likely due to the replacement of lost buttons over time.
The uniform holds an impressive array of Soviet, socialist foreign and post-Soviet awards, earned over a time lapse of over 50 years in the service of the armed forces of the USSR, and from the gratitude of post-Soviet nations as well. The top awards include the Order of Lenin, obviously replaced with a copy at some time, followed by the Order of the Badge of Honor and the Order of the Patriotic War, I class. Other high decorations include the medal "For combat service", "Veteran serviceman" and medals for Victory over Germany and Japan. The North Korea Order of the National Flag 3rd class is mounted on the wearers right, above the other awards.
Further interesting decorations include the medal "Defender of the Motherland" issued by Ukraine in 1999 and the medal "50th anniversary of the Victory" as issued in 1995 by the Russian Federation. On the wearers right is also the 1994 issued badge commemorating the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine in 1944. The Guards badge is a nice 1950s piece in brass and enamel, and the white academy rhombus is a 1960s issue.
The size of the uniform is 50 russian or 40US. The visor cap is a size 54, 43TsePK manufactured specimen. The uniform comes with matching wave green, red piped breeches for wear with boots. The belt is not included, but recommended as a separate and optional purchase.
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