Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR


Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR
Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces
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Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces 1st class
Awarded by the  Soviet Union,
Type 3 grade order
Eligibility Soviet Army, Navy, Air Force, Border Guard and Interior Troops personnel
Awarded for Exemplary service in the armed forces, both during a war and during peacetime
Status No longer awarded
Statistics
Established October 28, 1974
First awarded July 30, 1976
Last awarded December 19, 1991
Total awarded 13 first class,
589 Second Class,
69,567 Third class
Related Order of Labor Glory (Civilian)
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Ribbon of the Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces


The Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR (Russian: Орден "За службу Родине в Вооружённых Силах СССР") also known as Order of Service to Motherland was a USSR military order created on 28 October 1974, making it the first military order created after the end of World War II.

According to its statute, the order was awarded for "exemplary service in the armed forces, both during a war and during peacetime". A recipient was first awarded a 3rd class order, then, if further deeds were made, the second and the first classes. Like the civilian order of Labor Glory upon which it is modelled, it gave a certain number of material benefits to their owners, such as pension raises or free travel in city transports.

As of 1989, the number of decorations awarded was:

  • 13 for 1st class (making it the smallest number of awards ever in the Soviet Union)
  • 589 for 2nd class
  • 69576 for 3rd class

Medals and ribbons

First Class Second Class Third Class
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Ribbon
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References

  • Great Soviet Encyclopedia, entry on "USSR Orders"
  • Decision of the Praesidium of Supreme Soviet of the USSR, dated 28 October 1974, compiled in Collection of legistlative acts related to State Awards of the USSR", M. Izvestia, 1984.

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