The Soviet Elite Guard since it was first formed in 1941 had a long history of being the most distinguished units in the entire Soviet Army. With Guards divisions being formed in the Soviet satellite states as well as Russia, even after the fall of the Soviet Union Guard divisions remained in the new army forces in the Ukraine and Belarus. This authentic original Elite Guard badge would be worn proudly by soldiers who were members of the Elite Guards and now after the fall of the Soviet Union this CCCP marked badge is a nice collectible from the Cold War era.
Bought two. Very nice piece of history.
The medal I received was in batter shape than the one pictured.
Great addition to my collection!
Got two of these just because they looked "cool". New-in-box condition. Not sure what I'm going to use them for but they are larger than I expected and the bright Soviet red really stands out. Would look really nice in a shadow box display with your Nagant Model 1895!
Picked up two of these; one had a little more "gold" one the flag letters than the site photo, and the other is 100%. They have threaded rods on the backs which have a round retainer that screws on and is a similar gold color. Both the badge and retainer have a small star maker's mark on them. Each came in a small cardboard/paper box that was then packed in loose plastic. Neat pieces!