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A prestigious Soviet military award, this medal is named for Alexander Nevsky, who in 1242 repelled the Teutonic Knights from Russia. Established in 1942 and awarded from 1942-1945. Given to the USSR's finest men.

Consists of a Red Star sitting on a silver background, with Nevsky's head and name inside of a circle. Crossed axes (rah!) are behind the star and the circle is surrounded by laurel branches (a symbol of victory). Below Nevsky is a shield bearing the hammer and sickle.

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