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The marshal's star is an additional badge of rank worn by marshals of the armed forces of the Soviet Union, and subsequently the Russian Federation. The armed forces of the former Soviet Union and the Russian Federation have two such insignia for higher military ranks, both in the form of a five-pointed star of gold and platinum with diamonds. They are worn around neck when in parade uniform (originally under the collar of the parade tunic, since 1955 on top of the necktie). There are two different sizes of star. Officially their names have changed, depending on what ranks received the right to wear them, and are known as the large marshal's star and the small marshal's star.The marshal's star corresponds with the western use of the marshal's baton. On the death of the recipient, the award is returned to the diamond fund for re-use.In 2013, new shoulder insignias were instituted for generals of the army, fleet admirals, and generals of the army (air force) which have one large marshal's star on the board similar to the style worn by Soviet generals from the early 1970's through 1997.



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Estimate $300 - $400Jun 23, 2018