The Soviet Military Awards Page

Soviet Orders

Titles of Distinction
Hero of the Soviet Union
Hero of Socialist Labor
Pilot-Cosmonaut of USSR
Dist. Military Pilot USSR
Dist. Military Navigator USSR
Dist. Test Pilot USSR
Dist. Test Navigator USSR
Distinguished Pilot USSR
Dist. Navigator USSR
Order of Victory
Order of Lenin
Order of October Revolution
Order of the Red Banner
Order of Suvorov
Order of Ushakov
Order of Kutuzov
Order of Nakhimov
Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky
Order of Alexander Nevsky
Order of the Patriotic War
Order of Red Banner of Labor
Order of Friendship
Order of the Red Star
Order Service to Motherland
Order of the Badge of Honor
Order of Honor
Order of Personal Courage
Order of Glory
Order of Labor Glory
Order of Mother Heroine
Order of Maternal Glory
Medal of Ushakov
Medal of Nakhimov
20th Anniversary Red Army
Partisan of Patriotic War
Rescuing a Drowning Person
Maintaining Public Order
Military Cooperation
Safeguarding Frontiers
Bravery in Fire Fighting
For Bravery
Combat Service
Valiant Labor
Distinguished Labor
Restoration Donbass Mines
Res. Black Metal Enterprises
Development Virgin Lands
Dev. Non-Black Earth Region
Dev. Petro. of W. Siberia
Constr. Baikul-Amur Railroad
50 Years Soviet Militia
Defense of Odessa
Defense of Sevastopol
Defense of Soviet Arctic
Defense of Caucasus
Defense of Kiev
Defense of Leningrad
Defense of Moscow
Defense of Stalingrad
Capture of Vienna
Capture of Budapest
Capture of Koenigsberg
Capture of Berlin
Liberation of Belgrade
Liberation of Prague
Liberation of Warsaw
Victory over Germany
Victory over Japan
Valiant Labor Patriotic War
Distinguished Mil. Service
Armed Forces Veteran USSR
100th Ann. Lenin's Birth
Veteran of Labor
Victory Commem. Medals
Armed Forces Ann. Medals
City Jubilee Medals
Motherhood Medals
Irreproachable Svc. Medals
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Order of Nakhimov
1st Class-Established 3 March 1944. Awarded to naval officers for skillfully planning and conducting joint defense operations involving all forces of the fleet which lead to destruction or routing of the enemy's naval forces.
2nd Class-Established 3 March 1944. Awarded to naval officers for skillful, aggressive actions and personal leadership in the defense of their own communications, bases, and seacoast areas, resulting in the destruction of numerous enemy forces and hindering the execution of the enemy mission.
1st Class                                        R6     
Anchor points contain synthetic rubies.
2nd Class                                        R4     
Note the enamel "rubies" in the 2nd class.
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Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky
1st Class-Established 10 October 1943. Awarded to commanders of fronts, fleets, armies, and flotillas and to commanders of partisan unit formations for outstanding merit.
2nd Class-Established 10 October 1943. Awarded to corps, division, brigade, and regimental commanders; to their deputies and chiefs of staff; and to commanders of partisan unit formations, their deputies, and chiefs of staff for outstanding merit.
3rd Class-Established 10 October 1943. Awarded to officers up to battalion commander in the armed forces and to equivalent regimental commanders, their chiefs of staff, and battalion and company commanders for outstanding leadership, organizational ability, and perseverance leading to decisive victory in battle.
Variation 1                                    R5 
Variation 2                                    R5 
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Variation 1                                    R4 
No rivets.
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Variation 2                                    R4 
2-rivets spaced 18mm apart. Low numbers.
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Variation 3                                    R3 
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Variation 4                                    R3 
2-rivets spaced 16mm apart.
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Type 1                                         R3  
3-piece construction. Consists of 10-pointed star base piece, portrait medallion, and soldered screwpost. Note seam around portrait medallion.
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Specimen #2
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Type 2                                         R2  
2-piece construction. Consists of 10-pointed base piece and soldered screwpost.
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Specimen #2
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A-Abundant, readily available, often in wholesale quantities.
C-Common, always available. Occasionally in quantity.
R1-Usually available without a long delay. Difficult to find in quantity.
R2-Scarce to rare, less seldom available.
R3-Rare. Difficult to find.
R4-Very rare. Demand outstrips supply, and specimens, when
available are often eagerly sought.
R5-Extremely rare and seldom available. Collector may have to
search for a few years to locate one.
R6-Of the highest rarity. Very difficult to obtain.
R7-Almost never available. Most collectors will not have a chance to acquire these pieces.
R8-Never been on the market. Almost impossible to obtain.
R*-Not available for collections.
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