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I wanted to pass it for B-class and recommend it for a DYK, but sadly, a closer read suggest the article fails on two counts: coverage and neutrality. It does not mention the particular battle of operation that the award was given for, other than piping it to a much larger Vistula–Oder Offensive, which is incorrect, as the medal was not given for the Offensive. The circumstances from Vistula–Oder_Offensive#Advance_of_1st_Belorussian_Front.3B_taking_of_Warsaw_by_Soviets should be discussed here. Polish Wiki has a more precise description, with specific dates of 14-17 January. Second, the language "heroic liberation" used in this article, without attribution, seems to be taken straight from Soviet propaganda. This is particularly problematic here, when considered in the context of Warsaw_Uprising#Soviet_stance. The article should make it clear that there was no significant battle for Warsaw in the period the medal was awarded for, and it was simply a propaganda/landmark taking award. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 18:17, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
Hi! Thank you for your comments.
The link to the Vistula Offensive was an "aside" placed in "see also" partly due to the lack of a dedicated article on Wiki, I thought anything of interest touching the main subject was welcomed there, was I misinformed? There is no direct link to it anywhere in the main text, I honestly fail to see the problem. Should it be removed? Why did the similar link in "See also" on the uprising not receive the same comment?
The dates of the battle were voluntarily omitted from the article simply due to the fact the official references do not mention any dates. I am a bit surprised you mention the Polish language article which has no reference for the dates mentioned.
The term "heroic liberation" is not propaganda but a direct quote from para 2 of reference 1 which you obviously did not bother to check before coming to your incorrect conclusion. I make a point of inserting references at almost every para (if not every sentence). Ref: (Russian: 2. Наградить медалями "За освобождение Белграда", "За освобождение Варшавы" и "За освобождение Праги" всех непосредственных участников героического штурма и освобождения (heroic storming and liberation) Белграда, Варшавы и Праги, а также организаторов и руководителей боевых операций при освобождении этих городов.) I can assure you that any similar wording in any of my numerous articles is likewise. I take great pride in the accuracy and depth of my research which is over three decades long on the subject of phaleristics. I hope this clarifies some of the questions you had, or might change some of the conclusions you arrived at?
Lastly, your comment "The article should make it clear that there was no significant battle for Warsaw in the period the medal was awarded for." I am sorry to say that I disagree with the inclusion of this comment. It has nothing to do with the medal, its statute or description and creates a personal bias whether factual or not best left to a dedicated article.
I am endeavouring to remain calm and polite but must admit at finding your assessment quite biased and totally unfounded.
Cordially, Fdutil (talk) 21:22, 14 March 2012 (UTC)