Yes, I concur, it is an original example manufactured 1956, Moscow Mint.
But checking Aukeīs list, It could be a real award and not a long service award.
What do you think?
I think they are all "real awards". The only way to ascertain with any degree of certainty is to have Auke research it for you.
Last edited by Bill Garvy; 10-13-2016 at 01:03 PM.
I agree with Bill - the order is original, and yes, there's a decent chance that this one was awarded for something other than long service, but only research will tell.
Nice one, schum (pity is post 1945). You should have it researched by Auke and with some luck might even get a pic of the owner.
Nice medal for Spanish volunteers in Russia avatar, btw.