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This is an ORIGINAL USSR Soviet medal Capture of Vienna; variation 2. Established 9 June 1945. Awarded to all servicemen of the Soviet Army, Navy, Ministry of Internal Affairs Troops (MVD) and State Security Committee Troops (KGB) who participated in the capturing of Vienna from 16 March 1945 until 13 April 1945. Enemy forces consisted of 8 tank divisions, 1 infantry division and 15 detached infantry battalions. Intensive fighting broke out between Soviet and Fascist Forces (German Allies) near Vienna, the capital of Austria. Soviet military commanders then decided to encircle Vienna from the north with the field forces of the 2nd Ukrainian Front, and from the South with a military division of the 3rd Ukrainian Front. On 6 April 1945, advanced detachments entered the outskirts of Vienna. Severe street fighting lasted for a week until 13 April 1945, when the city was completely occupied by Soviet forces. It is made of brass. Approximately 275,000 were issued. You are welcome to visit our RUSSIAN ISLAND Store and Taste of Europe restaurant. We are located at 1901 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX. We have the biggest variety of Russian gifts and collectibles in all price ranges, which we cannot squeeze into the limited size of our website. Also you are welcome to see the menu and events at our Taste of Europe restaurant web site (www.TasteOfEuropeTX.com)