German Decoration for Bravery and Merit of the Eastern People Second Class in Gold, with Original Ribbon-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 Gold, Second Class, with swords and includes its correct green ribbon. This example retains a portion of its gilt finish, with minor wear only. The pin functions properly. A good example!