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Georgievskie kavalery imieiushchie znaki otlichiia voennago ordena. Za dielo pod Ikanom 5-7-go Dekabria 1864 g. Kirgiz Dzhar Mogomed [sic]

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Georgievskie kavalery imieiushchie znaki otlichiia voennago ordena. Za dielo pod Ikanom 5-7-go Dekabria 1864 g. Kirgiz Dzhar Mogomed [sic]

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Photograph shows a Kirgiz man, half-length portrait, wearing the Cross of St. George and another Russian military medal.
Illus. in: Turkestanskīi al'bom, chast' istoricheskaia, 1871-1872, part 4, pl. 25.

Established in the February 1807 decree of Emperor Alexander I, the Order of Cross of St. George was intended as a reward for "undaunted courage" by the lower ranks (soldiers, sailors and NCOs) of the Russian Empire military. Article four of the decree ordered the decoration to hang from the same ribbon as the Order of Saint George.

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01/01/1865
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