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
Afanasyeva, I.I.00-00-190100-00-1952 
Agaltsov, Filipp Aleksandrovich20-01-190029-06-1980more 
Ageyev, Grigoriy Antonovich04-03-190230-10-1941more 
Aipov, Makhmut Ilyasovich12-07-192022-04-1945 
Albert, Marcel25-11-191723-08-2010more 
Aleksandrov, Gennadiy Petrovich22-11-192225-01-1945 
Aleksenko, Vladimir Avramovich27-01-192316-06-1995more 
Alekseyev, Boris Andreyevich03-01-190925-01-1972more 
Alelyukhin, Aleksei Vasilyevich30-03-192029-10-1990more 
Aliyev, Mastan Astan Ogly00-00-191823-04-1945 
Alyoshin, Andrei Vasilyevich03-06-190511-04-1974 
Amet-Khan, Sultan25-10-192001-02-1971 
Andrianov, Vasily Ivanovich13-08-192004-05-1999 
Anisenko, Vladimir Ivanovich00-00-192525-09-1943 
Antashkevich, Fodor Kuzmich00-00-192204-03-1945 
Antipenko, Iosif Stepanovich00-00-191030-04-1945 
Antonov, Neon Vasilyevich06-01-190724-10-1948more 
Archakov, Nikolay Ivanovich14-08-191307-11-1961more 
Arkhipov, Vasily Sergeyevich29-12-190613-06-1985 
Artamonov, Ivan Filippovich07-03-191805-01-1944 
Artyomenko, Stepan Yelizarovich22-01-191305-05-1977 
Aslanov, Azi Akhad ogly22-01-191024-01-1945more 
Astafyev, Ivan Mikheyevich24-12-192205-03-1945 
Avdeyev, Mikhail Vasilyevich15-09-191322-06-1979