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The Great Patriotic War in modern medal art

The State Defense Museum of Moscow hosts an exhibition "The Great Patriotic War in Contemporary Medal Art" dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Moscow.
The expositions pay tribute to the memory of the feat of Soviet soldiers, who managed to put the Nazi invaders to flight and defend Moscow. The leitmotif of
the exhibition is the idea of extraordinary patriotism and the ability to fight for the Motherland, regardless of the might and strength of the enemy.
The presented collection is included in the cycle of commemorative medals "The Road to Victory". The concept of the cycle is to pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and lead the thread to the future 80th anniversary of the Great Victory in 2025.
An honorable place in the exposition is taken by the gift of the Imperial Mint to the State Museum of Defense of Moscow - jubilee silver medals in honor of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Moscow. These medals are timed to the Parade on Red Square, November 7, 1941, "Banner over the Reichstag", "75 years of the Great Victory".
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see a new medal "Commanders of the Moscow Battle", which opens the cycle "The Road to Victory" and the collection "Battle for Moscow". The medals of this collection will be dedicated to people who performed a feat of arms (Podolsk cadets, heroes of the Moscow militia), weapons and a significant event - the military parade.
The exposition of the exhibition contains unique single medals made of precious metals, as well as over a hundred items dedicated to the theme of the Great Victory. Of particular interest for lovers of medal art are 5 silver medals in the “blackening” technique about the great battles: Battle of Moscow, Battle of Stalingrad, Battle of Kursk, Lifting the blockade of Leningrad and Storming Berlin.
Visitors to the exhibition should pay attention to the series “Great Victory. Legendary battles and awards ”. These products are distinguished by the elaboration of details, they can be used to examine the maps of military operations in detail . From this series, the exhibition presents the medals "Defense of Sevastopol", "Battle of Stalingrad", "For the Defense of the Caucasus", "Capture of Konigsberg" and "Capture of Vienna".
Victory in the Great Patriotic War would have been impossible without a technical breakthrough. The medalists have dedicated the Legendary Weapon collection to this achievement. It includes 24 miniatures made with technical perfection.
But the main contribution to the Great Victory was made by people, therefore, the series "Immortal Regiment" is dedicated to the feat of soldiers, partisans, and home front workers. The series includes medals "They Fought for the
Motherland", "Invisible Heroes of the War", "900 Days of Courage", "Second Front".
The medals presented at the exhibition are created with the direct participation and leadership of Viktor Mikhailovich Erokhin, art director of the Imperial Mint, Honored Artist of Russia.
The exhibition will run until November 7.