Hi all, here is a Soviet NKVD officer 1944-1945.
The NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs) were part military police and the guardians of the will of the Communist party. Guilty of war crimes they were feared as much by their own regular soldiers as by the enemy prisoners. They savagely killed many polish officiers in the early part of the war as well as in 1944 when the Soviets over ran Warsaw just after the uprising against the German occupants.
Made up of Old Dragon parts ( 70250 - "Alexei Petrovich Komarov", Soviet NKVD Officer) repainted and reshaped to look more realistic. The Gimnasterka is from Alert line, well made with detailed buttons.The belt, boots and holster are also Alert Line .
The NKVD had a pleated pocketed tunic mid war but towards the end of the war officers tunics were standardized and it was replaced by the general officer tunic with blue cuff piping.
The detailing of the shoulder boards was possible with resin stars made by Alexander Khimenko who has a great range of resins parts to complete a figure to a high level of detail.
The medal is a defense of Leningrad award. I have the Histoire et Collections: The Soviet Soldier for reference but It doesn't provide a lot of information relating to the NKVD, This captain is probably not a Front line soldier with the red blue cap, bright shoulder boards and blue trousers as a German sniper would aim for him as the uniform stands out quite a bit.
Thanks for looking. John