Meeting of the Allied Forces on the Elbe. 1945
Photo by Oleg Knorring.
"In the second half of June, Field Marshal Montgomery paid me a visit. After mutual greetings, he declared that the British government had awarded British military orders to me, Marshal K. Rokossovsky and Generals V. Sokolovsky and M. Malinin. <...> The award ceremony took place next to the Reichstag. I was decorated with Knight Grand Cross Order of the Bath; K. Rokossovsky with Knight Commander Order of the Bath; and V. Sokolovsky and M. Malinin with the Order of Merit."
Georgy Zhukov, Memories and Recollections, pp. 301–302.
Photo by S. Kuzmichev.
Oil on canvas.
100.5 х 121.0 cm.
Made by M. Popovich.
Moulage. Tombac, nickel silver; stamped, hot-enamelled, engraved, mounted.
71 х 72 mm
Gold, silver, enamel; stamped, mounted, engraved, hot-enamelled.
59 х 59 mm; total weight 30.60 g