- Order for Personal Courage
Order for Personal Courage
Badge of the Order for Personal Courage
Awarded by the Soviet Union
Type Single-grade order Eligibility Soviet citizens Awarded for showing outstanding courage and bravery during life-saving, keeping of public order and safeguard of State property Status No longer awarded Statistics Established December 28, 1988 First awarded February 3, 1989 Last awarded 1994 Total awarded about 600
Ribbon of the Order for Personal Courage
The Order for Personal Courage was established by Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on December 28, 1988.
This decoration could be awarded to any USSR citizen showing outstanding courage and bravery during life-saving, keeping of public order and safeguard of State property, as well as for fighting crime, environmental catastrophes, and other exceptional events.
The award was designed by A.B.Zhuk and represents a silver gilded silver star with words "For Personal Courage" and "USSR " written on it. It was replaced in Russia by the Order of Courage in 1994, which has different look.
The order was first awarded on February 3, 1989 to a teacher of school No. 42 of the city of Ordzhonikidze (now Vladikavkaz) Natalia Efimova. Her class with the students was taken hostage and later freed in a police operation.
- This article incorporates material from Russian Wikipedia
- A.N. Volodin and N.M. Merlay, Medals of the USSR, Saint-Petersbourg, Pechatnyi dvor, 1997
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