U.S.S.R.

The formal name of the Soviet Union is the Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR). The first republics were established shortly after the October Revolution of 1917. At that time they were still independent of each other. In 1922 four republics came together to form the Soviet Union. During World War II, the Soviet Union consisted of the Russian SFSR and the Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Uzbek, Turkmen, Tajik, Kazakh, Georgian, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz, Armenian, Lithuanian, Moldavian, Latvian, Estonian and Karelo-Finnish SSR. The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991.

In 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, Soviet troops fought on the Republican side. In May 1939 a force of Soviet and Mongolian troops attacked the Japanese Kwantung Army in the Battle of Khalkhin-Gol (a river in Manchuria). This battle was won by the Soviet and Mongolian troops. In September 1939 the Soviet Union really became involved in World War II when she invaded Poland. This took place shortly after signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the German-Soviet non-agression pact, in which the capture of the Baltic States, Finland and parts of Romania by the Soviet Union was laid down. All these countries were invaded, but...

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Highest Decorations

Medal "Zolotaya Zvezda" (Geroi Sovetskogo Soyuza)Medal of the Gold Star (Hero of the Soviet Union)
In the database: 532
Issued:11144
Medal "Serp i Molot" (Geroi Sotsialisticheskogo Truda)Medal of the Sickle and Hammer (Hero of Socialist Labor)
In the database: 33
Issued:unknown

Orders

Orden PobedaOrder of Victory
In the database: 20
Issued:20
Orden LeninaOrder of Lenin
In the database: 764
Issued:unknown
Orden Krasnogo ZnameniOrder of the Red Banner
In the database: 740
Issued:unknown
Orden Aleksandra NevskogoOrder of Aleksandr Nevsky
In the database: 62
Issued:unknown
Orden Otechestvennoi voiny 1Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class
In the database: 276
Issued:unknown
Orden Otechestvennoi voiny 2Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class
In the database: 109
Issued:unknown
Orden Trudovogo Krasnogo ZnameniOrder of the Red Banner of Labor
In the database: 23
Issued:unknown
Orden Krasnoi ZvezdyOrder of the Red Star
In the database: 261
Issued:unknown
Orden Znak PochetaOrder of the Badge of Honor
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Orden Slavy 1Order of Glory 1st Class
In the database: 15
Issued:unknown
Orden Slavy 2Order of Glory 2nd Class
In the database: 17
Issued:unknown
Orden Slavy 3Order of Glory 3rd Class
In the database: 37
Issued:unknown

Medals for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Medal UshakovaMedal of Ushakov
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za otvagu"Medal for Bravery
In the database: 42
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za boyeviye zaslugi"Medal for Military Merit
In the database: 48
Issued:unknown

Campaign and Service Awards

Medal "Za oboronu Odessy"Medal for the Defense of Odessa
In the database: 9
Issued:38000
Medal "Za oboronu Sevastopolya"Medal for the Defense of Sevastopol
In the database: 12
Issued:52540
Medal "Za oboronu Sovetskogo Zapolyarya"Medal for the Defense of the Soviet Polar Region
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za oboronu Kavkaza"Medal for the Defense of the Caucasus
In the database: 26
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za oboronu Kieva"Medal for the Defense of Kiev
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za oboronu Leningrada"Medal for the Defense of Leningrad
In the database: 40
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za oboronu Moskvy"Medal for the Defense of Moscow
In the database: 43
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za oboronu Stalingrada"Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad
In the database: 47
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za vzyatiye Veny"Medal for the Capture of Vienna
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za vzyatiye Budapeshta"Medal for the Capture of Budapest
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za vzyatiye Kyonigsberga"Medal for the Capture of Koenigsberg
In the database: 10
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za vzyatiye Berlina"Medal for the Capture of Berlin
In the database: 33
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za osvobozhdeniye Belgrada"Medal for the Liberation of Belgrade
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za osvobozhdeniye Pragi"Medal for the Liberation of Prague
In the database: 17
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za osvobozhdeniye Varshavy"Medal for the Liberation of Warsaw
In the database: 11
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za pobedu nad Germaniei v Velikoi Otechestevennoi voine 1941-1945"Medal for the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945
In the database: 200
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za pobedu nad Yaponiei"Medal for the Victory over Japan
In the database: 18
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

Medal "Veteran Vooruzhonnykh Sil SSSR"Medal "Veteran of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za bezuprechnuyu sluzhbu"Medal "For Impeccable Service"
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Pochotnyy sotrudnik gosbezopasnostiHonorary member of the NKVD
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Yubileinaya medal "20 let pobedy v Velikoi Otechestvennoi voine 1941-1945"Jubilee Medal for 20 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945
In the database: 60
Issued:unknown
Yubileinaya medal "30 let pobedy v Velikoi Otechestvennoi voine 1941-1945"Jubilee Medal for 30 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945
In the database: 38
Issued:unknown
Yubileinaya medal "40 let pobedy v Velikoi Otechestvennoi voine 1941-1945"Jubilee Medal for 40 years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945
In the database: 18
Issued:unknown

Civilian Decorations

Medal "Za trudovuju doblest"Medal for Valiant Labor
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Stalin PriceIn the database: 10
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za trudovoye otlichiye"Medal for Distinguished Labor
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Medal "V pamjat 1500-letia Kieva"Medal as Remembrance to 1500 years Kiev
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Medal "V pamjat 250-letia Leningrada"Medal as Remembrance to 250 years Leningrad
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Medal "Za doblestny trud v Velikoi Otechestvennoi voine 1941-1945"Medal for Valiant Labor in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945
In the database: 19
Issued:unknown
Medal "Veteran Truda"Medal to the Veteran of Labor
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown

Rank Insignia Common

Marshalskaya ZvezdaMarshal's Star
In the database: 16
Issued:17

Insignia

Znak "Otlichny snaiper"Excellent Sniper Badge
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Znak "Otlichny podvodnik"Excellent Submariner Badge
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Znak "25 let Pobedy"Badge for 25 years of Victory
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Parachutist BadgeIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Znak RaneniyaCombat Injury Badge
In the database: 17
Issued:unknown
Znak "Otlichnik RKKA"Excellence in the Red Army badge
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Znak PilotIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Znak "Gvardia"Guards Badge
In the database: 231
Issued:unknown
Znak Otlichny "Artillerist"Excellent Artillerist Badge
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown