Medal "Zolotaya Zvezda" (Geroi Sovetskogo Soyuza)

The honorary title "Hero of the Soviet Union' was instituted April 16th, 1934, the accompanying medal August 1st, 1939, by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. Recipients of the medal are automatically awarded the title of: Hero of the Soviet Union.
The title can be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel for having rendered personal or collective acts of heroism that have contributed to the honour or the development of the Soviet Union. Recipients of the title will automatically be awarded the Order of Lenin, moreover they receive a Diploma from the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. The title can be awarded more than once, however, the Order of Lenin only once. In that case, the recipient will have a sculptural bust in the town of his/her birth. Some 12.600 persons have been awarded the title more than once; August 22nd, 1988, the Supreme Soviet abolished the policy of multiple conferment.
The badge itself takes the form of a five-pointed star made of solid gold. The ribbon is coloured red and approx. 0.75" (19 mm) wide mounted on a hanger that measures 15 x 20 mm. The medal weighs 21.5 grammes.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Magdik, Nikolay Nikolayevich09-05-191713-09-1941 
Makarov, Sergey Vasilyevich08-05-191910-02-1942 
Makarova, Tatyana Petrovna25-09-192025-08-1944 
Makeyev, Aleksey Vasil'yevich00-00-192407-10-1943 
Maksimenko, Aleksandr Petrovich00-00-192316-07-1944 
Maksimenko, Il'ya Arkhipovich02-08-189713-02-1945 
Malashin, Konstantin Ivanovich15-06-192430-04-1945 
Malinin, Mikhail Sergeyevich28-12-189924-01-1960more 
Malinovsky, Rodion Yakovlevich23-11-189831-03-1967more 
Malozomov, Ivan Prokopyevich25-11-192131-01-1943more 
Manita, Arkhip Samoylovich14-10-192225-04-1945 
Mareseva, Zinaida Ivanovna20-06-192306-08-1943 
Margelov, Vasily Filippovich27-12-190804-03-1990more 
Marikov, Ivan Yefimovich05-09-190713-10-1943 
Marinenko, Tatyana Savelyevna25-01-192002-08-1942 
Marinesko, Aleksandr Ivanovich15-01-191325-11-1963more 
Martynov, Ivan Stepanovich20-01-192517-10-1943 
Matrosov, Aleksandr Matveyevich05-02-192422-02-1943 
Meklin (Kravtsova), Natalya Fyodorovna08-09-192205-06-2005more 
Melentyeva, Mariya24-01-192402-07-1943 
Meretskov, Kirill Afanasyevich07-06-189730-12-1968more 
Merkulov, Nykolay Myronovych05-04-192210-03-1945more 
Mikhailovich, Pavel00-00-191204-02-1943 
Mikhalchenko, Vasiliy Kirillovich00-00-191525-09-1943 
Mikhaylov, Vasiliy Mikhaylovich10-01-192119-11-1944 
Mikhaylov, Yevgeniy Vitalyevich05-01-192117-03-1944 
Mikheyev, Nikolay Aleksandrovich07-01-190026-04-1945more 
Mikutskiy, Boris Antonovich00-00-191406-05-1974 
Mishchenko, Ivan Alekseyevich00-00-192308-10-1943 
Morukhov, Alexandr Sergeevich23-03-191919-10-2001more 
Moskalenko, Kirill Semyonovich11-05-190217-06-1985more 
Mytov, Dmitry Vasilyevich00-00-192213-10-1943