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Old 24-03-22, 02:13 PM
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Default Military Badge? Identification Please

I wonder if you could identify the attached badge for me [it bears my initials!], it is approx 1inch round and red/white/gold in colour.

Any information would be very much appreciated, thank you.

Mike
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Old 24-03-22, 08:59 PM
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Hello Mike, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 25-03-22, 04:11 AM
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Hello Mike

hammer, sickle, red star, probably a soviet propaganda badge

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Old 25-03-22, 07:01 AM
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So Kind Didier, many thanks
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Old 26-03-22, 01:56 AM
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Mike,

If you transliterate the letters from Cyrillic to Roman, the first letter that looks like an "M" is an "M"; the backwards "N" is "I"; and if you close one eye and squint the other, the hammer and sickle look like a "P" which is "R" in Roman letters.

So, this translates to "MIR", which I forget what that translates as in English. However, it seems to me that was the name of a Soviet space station, so it might be a cosmonaut's lapel pin (NOT to be taken as Gospel, just an opinion).

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Old 26-03-22, 07:31 AM
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MIR means PEACE in Russian
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Old 26-03-22, 09:55 AM
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How very, very appropriate......
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Old 26-03-22, 10:06 AM
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Yes. It is definitely ’Mir’ or ‘Peace’. Many years ago these badges were worn to promote the Soviet space station of the same name.

https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4225/mir/mir.htm
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Old 26-03-22, 11:29 AM
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Thumbs up Informed contributors!!

So many thanks to all of you who took the time and trouble to research and contribute such informed answers [where so called "professional" badge selling companies were unable]

This says a lot for the value of all such user forums who provide information freely and willingly just "cos they can"!

Thanks again and the badge now sits on my vintage Zippo!! and clearly identifies it as mine [MNP]
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