Victory Order

Victory Order
«Victory Order»

Features: large five-pointed platinum star 72 mm; adorned with enamelled gold, 180 brilliants weighing a total of 16 carats (3,2 g) and rubies
Origin: designer A.I. Kuznetsov, jewelers  I.F.Kazyonnov and V.A.Belyayev. 1940s-1950s

“Victory”, in Russian “Pobeda” (as can be read on the badge of the order) is the highest military order of Soviet Union. In the summer of 1943 the Soviet leadership decided to institute an order for high-ranking military commanders. It was originally planned to give it the motto: "For Devotion to the Homeland." The designer A.I. Kuznetsov worked on numerous different sketches for several months. On 5 November 1943 Joseph Stalin approved the final version of the order, which became called the Victory Order and became a symbol of the people's confidence in the eventual defeat of the enemy and the victorious conclusion of the Great Patriotic War.

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