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Orden Krasnogo Znameni

The Order was instituted August 1st, 1924 and was the first Sovjet Order. It first appeared in 1918 as the Order of the Red Banner of the Russian Federation and received its present name after the formation of the Union of Socialist Republics in 1922. It may be awarded to anyone, whether military or civilian or to any military unit of the USSR for conspicious bravery, self-sacrifice in war time or some action that contributed greatly to the success of the Red Army, Navy or Air Force and can be awarded more than once. The four fleets of the Soviet Navy, the Northern, Black Sea, Baltic and Pacific Fleets and the Caspian Sea Flotilla have each been awarded this Order for their service during the Great Patriotic War, 1941 to 1945.
The badge is a laurel wreath with the Red flag, bearing the words 'Proletarii vsekh stran soedinyaites'(Workers of all countries unite) in Cyrillic draped over its upper part. Within the wreath, on a white background, an image of a hammer and plow. In the centre of the wreath a red star with in its centre an image of a hammer and sickle. Below it, on a red riband the initials C.C.C.P. (Russian for USSR).

There have been different types. The types can be identified by the way they were attached. Type 1 and Type 2 were screwback versions and Type 3 and higher are suspended from a five-sided hanger. These variants can again be identified by the way the mint mark has been engraved on the back. Type 1 bears no mint mark, only a number. Type 2 bears a mint mark and a number. Types 3 and 4 can be determined because the mint mark on Type 3 has been placed in one line and on Type 4 in two. Most World War Two decorations were of Type 2 and Type 3.

Abankin, Pavel Sergeyevich* September 5th, 1902
† August 15th, 1965

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
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Baranov, Ivan Yegorovich15-03-192021-04-1945more 
Barashev, Dmitriy Ivanovich19-10-192020-08-1943 
Basisty, Nikolai Yefremovich21-05-189820-10-1971more 
Batitsky, Pavel Fyodorovich27-06-191017-02-1984more 
Batov, Pavel Ivanovich01-06-189719-04-1985more 
Beda, Leonid Ignatyevich16-08-192026-12-1976more 
Begeldinov, Talgat Yakubekovich05-08-1922 more 
Béguin, Didier14-12-191826-11-1944more 
Beloborodov, Afanasy Pavlantyevich31-01-190301-09-1990more 
Belodedov, Aleksandr Ivanovich14-10-192012-03-1945more 
Belousko, Ivan Vasilyevich00-00-192028-04-1945more 
Belykh, Josef Nazarovich10-10-189218-07-1959more 
Beregovoi, Georgy Timofeyevich15-04-192130-06-1995more 
Beria, Lavrenty Pavlovich29-03-189923-12-1953more 
Bershanskaya, Yevdokia06-02-191316-09-1982more 
Berzarin, Nikolai Erastovich01-04-190416-06-1945more 
Berzin, Jan Andreyevich09-10-190103-07-1956more 
Biryuzov, Sergei Semyonovich21-08-190419-10-1964more 
Blagoveshchenskiy, Ivan Alekseyevich00-00-189301-08-1946 
Bogdanov, Semyon Ilyich29-08-189412-03-1960more 
Bolling, Alexander Russell Sr.28-08-189504-06-1964more 
Bondarenko, Mikhail Grigoryevich00-00-191208-11-1943 
Bondarenko, Mikhail Zakharovich20-10-191327-07-1947 
Bordun, Anatoliy Zinovyevich31-03-192122-05-2011more 
Borisenko, Pavel Romanovich14-01-190914-11-1941 
Borisov, Nikolay Ivanovich28-04-191321-10-1945 
Brandys, Anatoly Yakovlevich12-08-192323-03-1988more 
Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich01-01-190710-11-1982more 
Briggs, Rawdon12-04-189203-09-1969 
Briggs, Wardon   
Bublikov, Fedor Borisovich23-01-191520-03-1972more 
Budyonny, Semyon Mikhailovich25-04-188326-10-1973more 
Bulganin, Nikolai Aleksandrovich11-06-189521-02-1975more 
Buyanskiy, Benzion Solomonovich00-00-1913  
Bykov, Yuriy Mikhaylovich00-00-192311-05-1945