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Daily dress uniform of lieutenant colonel of the Soviet signals / radiocommunication forces, dating from the 1970s-1980s. This uniform with its beautiful velvet collar tabs reflect the regulations introduced in 1969, yet not affected by the 1975 revision where golden edged shoulder boards were permitted on service uniforms (although first fully amended into regulations in 1988).
The shoulder boards have red piping which is also found along the legs of the trousers and the band of the cap as well as the collar tabs are black velvet. The collar tabs hold the signals / radiocommunications branch. The shoulder boards are olive green with two large metal rank star each. All front buttons are present and carry the hammer and sickle in a star.
The ribbon bar holds an interesting number of awards including two Order of the Red Star, Medal for Battle Merit, Medal for Combat service, Medal for Victory over Germany, the medal for Veteran Serviceman, a number of post-war anniversary awards including the medal for 100th anniversary of Lenin, the I. and II. class of Irreproachable service awards, and finally a Mongolian award - the medal for the 50th anniversary of the Mongolian peoples army. On the wearers right is a graduation badge from the Engineering academy named after Dzierzynski.
The size of the uniform is 52-54 and the visor cap is size 57 or 58. All parts of the uniform is in a good, light worn condition without damages. The cap is a nice late Soviet era visor cap dating from the mid 1980s when the golden cord was introduced to be worn on the daily service caps and has the distinctive high crown as favored in the USSR in the late 1980s.
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