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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
Afanasyev, Ivan Ivanovich20-01-190108-09-1952
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
Alekseyev, Konstantin Stepanovich24-09-191424-02-1971more
Alelyukhin, Aleksei Vasilyevich30-03-192029-10-1990more
Aliyev, Mastan Astan Ogly00-00-191823-04-1945
Alyoshin, Andrei Vasilyevich03-06-190511-04-1974
Amet-Khan, Sultan25-10-192001-02-1971more
Andrianov, Vasily Ivanovich13-08-192004-05-1999more
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

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