Original WWII German Eastern Front or “Russian Front” Medal With Issue Envelope And Extra Long Ribbon Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran. Russian front “frozen Meat Medal” was the slang term for this award. The Russian Front Medal was instituted by Adolf Hitler on May 26TH 1942 to commemorate the first winter campaign in Russia. The award was available to all Wehrmacht personnel, civilians and foreign volunteers who met the required criteria with the main qualification being at least fourteen days of participation in combat on the Russian front. Die struck, alloy construction, medal with a silver washed outer rim and helmet, and a blued center. The obverse of the medal features a recessed outer rim with an embossed helmet and stick grenade to the top center and a high relief Wehrmacht style national eagle with down swept wings, clutching a static swastika in its talons which is superimposed on a laurel leaf sprig to the center. The reverse of the medal features a recessed outer rim with a smooth background field with embossed Latin script to the center, “Winterschlacht Im Osten 1941/42”, (Winter Battle in the East 1941/42), above a crossed sword and laurel leaf sprig. The medal loop and the ribbon suspension ring are both intact. In Excellent condition with minor storage wear to the cloth and ribbon. Offering is for one (1) medal wit extra long ribbon and issue envelope. An honest untouched U.S. Veteran bring back German Eastern Front Medal. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Very limited supply. Here is an opportunity to obtain a 100% authentic and iconic WWII era German medal that is Museum certified for a reasonable price. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.