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The Gold Star was the highest state decoration in the former Soviet Union. With the decoration came the title 'Hero of the Soviet Union', the highest honorary title that could be given to both civilians and soldiers for accomplishments in promoting peace, promoting socialism, protecting the motherland, or a heroic act to help others. The title Hero of the Soviet Union was established on April 16, 1934, although the Gold Star medal (which has become synonymous with the title) was not instigated until 1939. The total number of persons who were awarded this title was 12,745. The great majority of them received it during World War II (11,635 Heroes of the Soviet Union, 101 twice Heroes, 3 thrice Heroes, and 2 four-time Heroes). Sixty-five people were awarded the title for actions related to the Soviet-Afghan War, which lasted from 1979 until 1989. The famous Russian sniper Vasily Zaitsev is one of the better known recipients of the award, his achievements being featured in the film Enemy at the Gates. Lydia Litvyak, the world's leading female fighter ace, was posthumously awarded the honour.
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