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Soviet relic returned to Russia from Germany

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Soviet relic returned to Russia from Germany


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The unique banner, captured from Soviet soldiers during the Great Patriotic War, returned from Germany to Russia. It was bought at an online auction by Russian search teams, RIA Novosti reports.

According to Konstantin Strelbitsky, who heads the Moscow Fleet History Club, they learned that the banner was put up for sale from colleagues from Ukraine. He noted that the relic can be called unique. The age of the banner is more than 95 years old, it was made in 1926, decorated with hand embroidery, which represents the image of the old coat of arms of the Soviet Union.

The military commissariat handed over the banner to the conscript team, which was sent to the front line at the very beginning of the war. It was captured in the summer of 1941, in a battle with those very conscripts. One of the German soldiers took the banner and brought it to Germany, to his home. This year he passed away, and his family put the rarity for sale.

Konstantin Strelbitsky noted that Soviet relics are in great demand abroad, and it was quite difficult to acquire the banner - the number of those wishing to buy it reached 44. The Russian team managed to buy the relic just a few seconds before the end of the auction. Konstantin Strelbitsky presented the banner to the Russian search movement in order to keep it in the movement's museum.

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