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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
Safonov, Boris Feoktistovich26-08-191530-05-1942more 
Safronov, Afanasy Ivanovich00-00-190318-03-1944 
Salisbury-Jones, Arthur Guy00-00-189600-00-1985more 
Sandalov, Vladimir Aleksandrovich26-01-190605-05-1980more 
Savelyev, Aleksandr Vasilyevich28-10-191712-04-1949more 
Savelyev, Fyodor Alekseyevich17-02-1905  
Savin, Sergey Stepanovich08-10-191200-10-1942 
Serdyuk, Peter Trofimovich  more 
Seryogin, Vladimir Sergeyevich07-07-192227-03-1968more 
Shalimov, Vladimir Yegorovich08-08-190823-07-1942 
Shandalov, Idel Abramovich15-03-192316-04-1945 
Shaposhnikov, Boris Mikhailovich02-10-188226-03-1945more 
Sharoburko, Yakov Sergeyevich   
Shelekhov, Nikolay Stepanovich06-12-192023-04-1945more 
Shevchenko, Mikhail Stepanovich22-05-191109-05-1992more 
Shevchenko, Prokofi F.06-07-1896  
Shirokov, Pyotr Petrovich22-03-191721-10-1946 
Shtern, Grigori Mihailovich24-07-190028-10-1941more 
Shumilov, Mikhail Stepanovich05-11-189528-07-1975more 
Siabandov, Samand Aliyevich20-11-190914-11-1989more 
Silantyev, Aleksandr Petrovich23-08-191810-03-1996more 
Sinegubov, Nikolay Ivanovich30-12-189500-00-1971more 
Skomorokhov, Nikolai Mikhailovich19-05-192014-10-1994more 
Skopenko, Vasiliy Fodorovich01-01-191227-01-1945more 
Slepnov, Mavríkiy Trofimovich15-06-189619-12-1965more 
Smirnov, Vasily Stepanovich00-00-189718-02-1942 
Sokolovsky, Vasily Danilovich21-07-189710-05-1968more 
Sorokin, Georgiy Aleksandrovich20-07-192422-03-1945 
Sorokolet, Mitrofan Naumovich00-00-190505-03-1942 
Stalin, Iosif Vissarionovich21-12-187905-03-1953more 
Starikov, Filipp Nikiforovich02-11-189602-10-1980 
Stepanenko, Potr Ignatyevich07-11-191519-04-1945more 
Stepin, Nikolai   
Strong, Kenneth William Dobson09-09-190011-01-1982more 
Sudets, Vladimir Aleksandrovich23-10-190406-05-1981more 
Suvorov, Sergey Nikolayevich05-05-191817-09-1963 
Sviridov, Karp Vasilyevich24-05-189604-02-1967more 
Swierczewski, Karol22-02-189728-03-1947more