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

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Jubilee Medal
"Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
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Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" (obverse) featuring Der Befreier
TypeJubilee medal
Awarded forParticipation in World War 2 in the Soviet Armed Forces
Presented byFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
EligibilityCitizens of the Soviet Union
StatusNo longer awarded
EstablishedMay 7, 1965
Total16,399,550
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Ribbon of the Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
Reverse of the Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" 20th anniversary of Victory in Patriotic War - Revers.JPG
Reverse of the Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"

The Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" (Russian : Юбилейная медаль «Двадцать лет Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941–1945 гг.») was a state commemorative medal of the Soviet Union established on May 7, 1965 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR [1] to denote the twentieth anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

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Medal statute

The Jubilee Medal "Twenty 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". [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. [1]

The Jubilee Medal "Twenty 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 Medal "For the Victory over Germany 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]

Medal description

The Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" was a 32mm in diameter circular brass medal. On its obverse, the relief image of the caped Soviet soldier-liberator, holding a child in his left arm and a mighty sword cutting through a swastika in the other, standing over two oak branches. On his left the date in prominent numbers "1945", on his right "1965". On the reverse, along the circumference of the medal, the relief inscription "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945" (Russian : "Двадцать лет победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941–1945 гг."). In center, a relief five pointed star overlapping the Roman numeral "XX" over a background of diverging rays. [1]

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 stripes on the right side beginning at the edge, 1mm green, 3mm black and 3mm green. [1]

Recipients (partial list)

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

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

Nikita Khrushchev mentioned that one of the reasons he wrote his autobiography, Khrushchev Remembers is that he felt deeply hurt at not being awarded this medal. As a general in the war he was eligible, but as a deposed leader he was ignored.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR No 3545-VI of May 7, 1965" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1965-05-07. 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.