Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"

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Jubilee Medal
"Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
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Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" (obverse)
Awarded by Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
TypeJubilee medal
EligibilityCitizens of the Soviet Union
Awarded forParticipation in World War 2 in the Soviet Armed Forces
StatusNo longer awarded
Statistics
EstablishedApril 25, 1975
Total awarded14,259,560
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Ribbon of the Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"

The Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" (Russian : Юбилейная медаль «Тридцать лет Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941–1945 гг.») was a state commemorative medal of the Soviet Union established on April 25, 1975 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR [1] to denote the thirtieth anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

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Medal Statute

The Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" was awarded to: all military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of the USSR who took part in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 – 1945, to partisans of the Great Patriotic War, to the personnel of the Armed Forces of the USSR, as well as any other persons who were awarded the Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945", the Medal "For the Victory over Japan" or the Medal "For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945". [1]

The medal was awarded on behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR by commanders of military units, formations, the heads of agencies, institutions; by republican, territorial, regional, district or municipal military commissariats, the Supreme Council of the Union and autonomous republics, the executive committees of regional, provincial, county, district and municipal Soviets. Each medal came with an attestation of award, this attestation came in the form of a small 8 cm by 11 cm cardboard booklet bearing the award's name, the recipient's particulars and an official stamp and signature on the inside. [1]

The Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" was worn on the left side of the chest and in the presence of other orders and medals of the USSR, was located immediately following the Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945". [1] If worn in the presence of orders and medals of the Russian Federation, the latter have precedence. [2]

Award attestation document for the Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" 30 years victory cert.jpg
Award attestation document for the Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"

Medal Description

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Reverse of the Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"

The Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" was a 36mm in diameter circular brass medal. On the obverse, over a background of fireworks in honour of the Soviet people's victory in World War 2, the relief image of Yevgeny Vuchetich's statue "The Motherland Calls", to the left of the statue, over descending and ascending laurel branches, a five pointed star and the dates "1945–1975". On the reverse along the upper medal circumference the relief inscription "WAR PARTICIPANT" (Russian : «УЧАСТНИКУ ВОЙНЫ») or "PARTICIPANT ON THE LABOUR FRONT" (Russian : «УЧАСТНИКУ ТРУДОВОГО ФРОНТА»), in the center, the relief inscription on seven lines "XXX Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945" (Russian : «ХХХ лет Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941—1945 гг.»). At the bottom, the relief image of the hammer and sickle over a Ribbon of St George. On the medals struck to honour foreign nationals, the reverse inscriptions "WAR PARTICIPANT" or "PARTICIPANT ON THE LABOUR FRONT" were omitted. [1] Ones with no inscriptions would be awarded to foreign leaders.

The medal was secured to a standard Soviet pentagonal mount by a ring through the medal suspension loop. The mount was covered by a 24mm wide red silk moiré ribbon with 1mm orange edge stripes. On the left side, against the edge stripe, a 3mm black stripe with a 3mm orange stripe. On the right, 3mm from the edge stripe, a 3mm green stripe. [1]

Recipients (partial list)

Vasil Bykau, a recipient of the Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" Vasil Bykov.jpg
Vasil Bykaŭ, a recipient of the Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
Sopubek Begaliev, a recipient of the Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" BegalievMedals.jpg
Sopubek Begaliev, a recipient of the Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"

The individuals below were all recipients of the Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945".

Soviet recipients

Foreign recipients

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 25, 1975" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1975-04-25. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  2. "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-02-29.