Aleksandrovsko-Georgievskaya Ribbon for the capture of Berlin
The Alexander-Georgievsky Order Ribbon is a fabric ribbon consisting of two different order ribbons. The left one is a solid red stripe, while the right one consists of five alternating stripes - equal in size to three black and two orange. This tape should be worn with the medal "In memory of the Russian-Japanese war."
The medal “In Memory of the Russian-Japanese War”, together with the Alexander George Ribbon, was awarded to the military who took part in the Russian-Japanese conflict. The priests, medical workers, and other persons who were in the service and distinguished themselves in hostilities were also encouraged with the distinction. The Alexander George Ribbon was established along with the medal on January 21, 1906 by the appropriate decree of Nicholas II. The width and length of the tape, respectively, 28x200 mm.
The storming of Berlin began on April 16, and already on April 19, 1945, General of the Army Red Army rear Khrulev instructed the technical committee of the main commissary department to draft a medal for the capture of Berlin. Viewing the first sketches took place on April 24, the projects of the medal, developed by artists E.M.Romanov, N.I. Moskalev, A.I. Kuznetsov and others were presented:
On the night of April 30 to May 1, the Reichstag was taken, and on May 2 the resistance of the Berlin garrison was completely suppressed.
It is known that Stalin personally claimed the new Soviet awards, in this case he proposed for the medal “For the Capture of Berlin” to accept the moire Alexander-Georgievsk ribbon, designed by architect I.S. Telyatnikov, to the medal “For the victory over Germany”, which is why St. George, as in the Russian Higher Military Order of St. George and the Soviet Order of Glory.
Finally, on June 9, 1945, the medal “For the Capture of Berlin” was established according to the project of the artist of the Mint A.I. Kuznetsov:
The medal “For the Capture of Berlin” awarded more than 1,100,000 participants in the storming of the German capital, by a decree of February 5, 1951.it was established that the medal and the certificate to it in the event of the death of the awarded person remain in his family for storage as a memory, previously the medal itself and the document were returned to the state after the death of the awarded person.