Order of Friendship of Peoples, 1972

Frequently asked questions

  • How do you find your items?
    We use our wide network of contacts including friends and acquaintances, fellow dealers, surplus retailers etc. We also pay visits to militaria and antique fairs as well as estate sales. Using our decade-long experience, we are able to find items that may otherwise be difficult to locate.

  • Are all items original and vintage?
    Yes. All items are original and period items. Whereas reproductions are present, which may apply to high-level awards, this is clearly stated.

  • Do you have a store that I can visit?
    We are web based in order to serve customers on a global basis. For our Finnish and Swedish customers, we can arrange a local pick-up in the Helsinki, Turku, Tallinn or Stockholm at the buyers expense. Special arrangements can be made for personal delivery to Copenhagen, Oslo, Berlin and London. Please contact us for more information.

  • Are you located in Ukraine or Russia?
    No, we are not.

  • Can I see you at any militaria or antique fairs?
    Yes, we usually have a table at the bi-annual Stockholm Militaria Fair with a selection of our items.

  • Will the uniform I want to purchase fit me?
    We sell our uniforms as collectibles, not wearables. We usually make a size estimation that is included in the description, but we do not give any guarantees whatsoever. If unsure or in doubt, please contact us for measurements or to find a similar item in Your size. Measurements given does not constitute any guarantee for fit and this does not make a uniform eligible for a return.

  • I need the perfect uniform for that special event!
    If you need a special outfit for an event or club party, we will be happy satisfy your needs using the best supplies of uniforms, issued or unissued in accordance with Your request. We are open-minded to the needs and requests of our clients.

  • Do you have any female uniforms?
    Yes. We do however carry very few in stock since they have proven to be more subject to size and fit and less of collectibles. We will gladly supply you with the female uniform of your need and in your desired size if called for - please refer to female uniforms.

  • I would like to have a uniform like the one of Ivan Drago, captain Marko Ramius in Hunt for Red October, Arkady Orumov as in Goldeneye - or some other James Bond villain is wearing. Can you help?
    Yes. Please contact us and we can help you out.

  • What are your Terms of sale
    Please read the Terms of sale, which apply to all sales through Soviet-uniforms.com

  • I have no money at the moment. Can you set an item aside for me?
    Yes, but we require a down payment for at least 10%. The down payment is non-refundable and items are put aside for a maximum of 3 months (90 days).

  • Can I have a discount? What if I buy more than one item, can I get a good deal?
    Perhaps. Contact us and we will most likely be able to make you an offer that satisfies both parties.

  • Can I have the item and take a look at it before I pay?
    No, but if you have concerns about a uniform, please ask for more photos - we will be happy to assist. The reason for this is simple, we have unfortunately had too many bad experiences with people who choose not to pay.

  • What payment methods do you accept?
    We accept Credit card through PayPal, cash in USD, EUR, GBP and SEK and IBAN wire transfers to our Finnish bank account. Please refer to our ordering page or contact us for more information.

  • What are the postal rates?
    For one complete uniform, the rate for air mail shipping is about 50 EUR. For two uniforms, the rate is about 75 EUR. For light-weight items like awards, badges and cloth insignia, the rate is about 10 EUR. The actual rate may vary and any numbers posted here are to be considered as outlines only. For registered mail, express mail and other couriers, please contact us.

  • What are the delivery times?
    Usually, orders are shipped within 48 hours from recieved payment. The delivery times using air mail which is standard are within Europe 10 days and to north America (USA, Canada) 14 days. Asia, Australia and South America may need up to 21 days. If You want us to use a faster courier, we may ship using FedEX or DHL. Ask for details when ordering.

  • Do you ship my purchase with a tracking number?
    All shipments sent as parcels are assigned with a tracking number. This will be given to the customer when the package has been shipped. If not given, please just ask for it and we will provide it. Shipments sent as letters are generally not given a tracking number, only if sent registered. If you want a smaller shipment to be sent as registered mail, please request this when ordering. If asked for, we will make a photo of the parcel and send per email before shipping.

  • I cannot find what I am looking for!
    Please do not hesitate to contact us! We will be happy to assist.

  • I am not satisfied with my purchase! What to do?
    In the unlikely event that you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us so that we can try to sort the problem out. As per today, we have not had one single return - our ambition is always to solve any problem in favor to our customers.

  • I have items that I think might be of interest to You.
    Feel free to contact us with any items you want to sell or trade. Please provide clear and detailed photos of the item(s) and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are interested in all Soviet and east bloc items. Items sold to us are paid for after we have received and inspected the goods.

  • How can I contact you?
    Please read here.

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