CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR LIQUIDATOR FIREFIGHTER RUSSIAN MEDAL

  • Sold for: Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it's worth.
  • Item Category: -
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 05, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR LIQUIDATOR FIREFIGHTER RUSSIAN MEDAL Shipping Info Description 20012
VERY RARE ITEM!
Legendary Soviet "LIQUIDATORS" commemorative award. Exact words in Russian on the reverse side of the medal: "IN THE MEMORY OF CHERNOBYL TRAGEDY 26 APRIL 1986". Firefighter in action, Dangerous Radiation Warning Sign and Helicopter above Nuclear Power Station in the background are embossed on the obverse front side.
The "LIQUIDATORS" is a collective name for Soviet firefighters, military, search & rescue, police, emergency situation ministry, civil defense personal and many other ordinary heroes- all participants in The Massive Clean Up OPERATION of the CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR POWER STATION DISASTER. Well-made heavy brass item. MEDAL COMES WITH ORIGINAL CERTIFICATION DOCUMENT. MINT CONDITION. Pictures should say it all- GREAT RARE COLLECTIBLE & Perfect Solid Gift for Firefighting and Historical Memorabilia Aficionados!
The Chernobyl accident in 1986 was the result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel and without proper regard for safety. The resulting steam explosion and fire released about five percent of the radioactive reactor core into the atmosp and downwind. The April 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine (see map of regions surrounding
... read more