Jubilee Medal "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy"

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Jubilee Medal
"30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy"
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Jubilee Medal "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy" (obverse)
Awarded by Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
TypeJubilee medal
EligibilityCitizens of the Soviet Union
Awarded forMilitary service on February 22, 1948
StatusNo longer awarded
Statistics
EstablishedFebruary 22, 1948
Total awarded3,710,920
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Ribbon of the Jubilee Medal "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy"
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Reverse of the Jubilee Medal "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy"

The Jubilee Medal "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy" (Russian : Юбилейная медаль «30 лет Советской Армии и Флота») was a state military commemorative medal of the Soviet Union established on February 22, 1948 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR [1] to denote the thirtieth anniversary of the creation of the Soviet Armed Forces. Its statute was later amended by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 18, 1980. [2]

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Medal statute

The Jubilee Medal "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy" was awarded to all the generals, admirals, officers, warrant officers, sergeants, petty officers, soldiers and sailors, who were members of the Armed Forces of the USSR, of the troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs or of the Ministry for State Security on 23 February 1948. [1] [2]

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The Internal Troops, full name Internal Troops of the Ministry for Internal Affairs (MVD), alternatively translated as "Interior ", is a paramilitary gendarmerie-like force in the now-defunct Soviet Union and in some of its successor countries, including in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Internal Troops of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. Internal Troops are subordinated to the interior ministries of the respective countries.

The medal was awarded on behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR by commanders of military units and institutions. [1]

The Jubilee Medal "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy" was worn on the left side of the chest and when in the presence of other medals of the USSR, it was located immediately after the Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army". [1] [2] If worn in the presence or Orders or medals of the Russian Federation, the latter have precedence. [3]

Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers and Peasants Red Army" commemorative medal of the Soviet Union

The Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army" was a state military commemorative medal of the Soviet Union established on January 24, 1938 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR to denote the twentieth anniversary of the creation of the Soviet Armed Forces.

Medal description

The Jubilee Medal "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy" was a 32mm in diameter circular brass medal. On the obverse, the right profile busts of Lenin and Stalin (nearer); at the bottom, the relief Roman numeral "XXX". On the reverse, the circular relief inscription along the entire medal's circumference "TO COMMEMORATE THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY" (Russian : «В ОЗНАМЕНОВАНИЕ ТРИДЦАТОЙ ГОДОВЩИНЫ») separated at the very bottom by a relief five pointed star; in the center, the relief inscription in two rows "SOVIET ARMY AND NAVY" (Russian : «СОВЕТСКОЙ АРМИИ И ФЛОТА») with just below the dates "1918–1948". [1]

Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, communist theorist and founder of the Soviet Union

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1922 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a one-party communist state governed by the Russian Communist Party. Ideologically a communist, he developed a variant of Marxism known as Leninism; his ideas were posthumously codified as Marxism–Leninism.

Joseph Stalin Soviet leader

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian revolutionary and Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union from the mid–1920s until 1953 as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1953) and Premier (1941–1953). While initially presiding over a collective leadership as first among equals, he ultimately consolidated enough power to become the country's de facto dictator by the 1930s. A communist ideologically committed to the Leninist interpretation of Marxism, Stalin helped to formalise these ideas as Marxism–Leninism, while his own policies became known as Stalinism.

The Jubilee Medal "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy" was secured by a ring through the medal suspension loop to a standard Soviet pentagonal mount covered by a 24mm wide silk moiré grey ribbon with two 2mm red edge stripes and a central 8mm red stripe. [1]

Recipients (partial list)

All individuals listed below are recipients of the Jubilee Medal "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy".

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References

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  2. 1 2 3 "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 18, 1980 № 2523-X" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1980-07-18. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  3. "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-03-01.