Order of the Red Star
Орден Красной Звезды
- Order instituted on 6 April 1930.
- Order awarded to soldiers and officers; to units, warships, associations, enterprises, institutions and organizations; to military personnel of foreign countries: for personal courage and bravery in battle, for the excellent organization and leadership in combat that contributed to the success of our troops; for successful operations of military units and formations which resulted in the enemy suffering considerable casualties or damage; for outstanding service in ensuring public safety and the security of the State Border of the USSR; for courage and valour displayed during the performance of military duties, or, in circumstances involving a risk to life; for exemplary performance of special command tasks and other outstanding deeds committed in peacetime; for great contribution in maintaining the high combat readiness of troops, excellent performance in combat and political training, in the mastery of new combat equipment and other services associated with strengthening the defensive might of the USSR; for merit in the development of military science and technologies used in training of the Armed Forces of the USSR; for merit in strengthening the defence capabilities of the socialist community.
- The Order is a red enamelled silver five pointed star. In the center of the obverse, an oxydised silver shield bearing the image of an soldier wearing an overcoat and carrying a rifle, along the shield's entire circumference, a narrow band bearing the Communist motto in relief «Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь!», the band below the soldier bore the relief inscription «СССР». Below the shield, the hammer and sickle also of oxydised silver. The otherwise plain reverse bore the maker's mark and the award serial number. The Order was attached to clothing by a threaded stud and screw attachment.