THE RUSSIAN THING: ‘IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 1812 PATRIOTIC WAR MEDAL’
The silver medal ‘In Commemoration of the 1812 Patriotic war’ was established by Alexander I, the Emperor, in February 1813. Next year, in August 1814, another medal, from dark bronze, was established.
To be remembered
Revers: Silver medal.
Caption on the medal: Not to us, not to us, but to the name of Yours.
The words on the medal are the contraction from the Bible’s: ‘Not to us, not to us, but to the name of Yours for the sake of benefaction of Yours, for the sake of truth of Yours’