This is the variety with the design embroidered in colored threads onto a backing of field grey cloth. The letters “P O A” stand for the Russian title of this organization, the “Russkais Osvoboditel’naia Armiia”, or “Russian Army of Liberation”. The Imperial, pre-Soviet colors of red, white and blue were chosen together with the Imperial Russian emblem of the Cross of St. Andrew (Russian version). It was a fitting emblem to represent all of the various Osttruppen factions that went into the make up of the “Vlasov Army” of the P O A. Scarce, excellent example!
- Item #: C-573