RUSSAN translation PLEASE

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RUSSAN translation PLEASE

Post by Greg K. » 10 Aug 2003 01:57

ok, what is it and what does it say??? i know it's some type of table medal but for what??

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Post by Luca » 10 Aug 2003 19:48

Is write REVEL - TALLIN
Sorry but i no have idea what is or mean Revel.
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Post by Locke » 10 Aug 2003 21:34

Revel is an old name for Tallin. And Tallinn is the capital of Estonia.

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 10 Aug 2003 23:22

I would say that it is a memory medal of the 265th aneversary of Russian liberatoin of Tallin from Sweden.

I was unable to find out the exact year for this (my estonian isn't very good, and the English websites are few ;)), but it was between 1710 and 1718, followed by Sweden signing the truce in 1721.

I doubt it was given to veterans, though :P

This was a hard one, but Google found the answer in the end...

EDIT: the medal does not seem to be describer anywhere on the web, so it may very well be rare...

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Post by Greg K. » 11 Aug 2003 02:46

WOW, you guy's are great!!! thanks alot Christian!!!!! man you got some very good research done...

many thanks to all who answer!!!

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 11 Aug 2003 17:36

Greg K. wrote:WOW, you guy's are great!!! thanks alot Christian!!!!! man you got some very good research done...

many thanks to all who answer!!!

greg
Well, Google does all the work. I have only been unable to find what I was searching for once on Google (which was detailed maps of the Belgian railroad net in 1940 ;))

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Post by Docent P » 20 Aug 2003 13:07

And about the ship. It most probably is a project 50 frigate (I don't remember now it's NATO nickname). These very big numbered ships were widely used for guarding naval bases and patroling the borders. IMHO the medal must be devoted to the anniversary of the Tallinn naval base. Such medals are regularly produced at every Russian (Soviet) unit and sold for the unit's soldiers and officers as souvenirs.

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