Order Red Banner History Institution Award Evolution Its Badge Collector s Books – photo album
Title: Order Red Banner History Institution Award Evolution Its Badge Collector s Books – photo album
Author: by Durov V. Strekalov N. (Author)
Publisher: Moscow, Collector’s Book, Liubimaia kniga (2006)
Hardcover, 228 pages
The Order of the Red Banner (Russian: Орден Крaсного Знамени) was the first Soviet military decoration. The order was established on 16 September 1918, during the Russian Civil War by decree of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee. It was the highest award of Soviet Russia, subsequently the Soviet Union, until the Order of Lenin was established in 1930. Recipients were recognised for extraordinary heroism, dedication, and courage demonstrated on the battlefield. The order was awarded to individuals as well as to military units, cities, ships, political and social organizations, and state enterprises. In later years it was also awarded on the twentieth and again on the thirtieth anniversary of military service without requiring participation in combat.