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Striking mid 1970s daily service uniform of a Lieutenant Colonel of the MVD, the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs. The MVD served as the domestic watchdog of the Soviet Union, taking down riots and protests in cooperation with the Militia. This uniform has buttons dated 197x and is in very good yet worn condition. The cloth is olive wool, same as used by armed forces, but with dark red - maroon - piping and details on shoulder boards and along the length of the trousers legs as well as on the visor cap. The collar tabs hold the army insignia on dark red backing. On the wearers left sleeve is a circular MVD patch, a placement which is not supported in the regulations. The wearers right shoulder board is attached in a way that allows the cross-strap from a Sam Browne style belt to go underneath the board.
On the wearers left is a ribbon bar holding 8 awards including the Order of Badge of Honor, medal for 20th anniversary of the Victory, 100th anniversary of birth of V.I. Lenin, medals for 50th and 60th anniversaries of the Soviet armed forces and finally the three irreproachable service medals. On the wearers right is a beautiful dark blue enamel brass badge from a law academy. The visor cap in the set is a size 57 late 1970s manufacture with plastic visor.
The tunic and trousers are size 52 (US40) and the visor cap is a size 57 (US 7 1/4). The uniform comes with tunic, trousers and visor cap. The leather cross-strap belt is not included but we can assist to find a similar piece.
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