German Decoration for Bravery and Merit of the Eastern People First Class in Silver-These were awarded in two different classes (First and Second) at three different levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold) for both bravery (with Swords) and service (without Swords) to Russian volunteers fighting under German leadership. This example is silver, first class, with swords. It retains 95% of the silver finish to the obverse, with most of the finish missing on the reverse, with minor wear only. The pin functions properly. A very good example!