Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order"

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Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order"
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Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order" (obverse)
TypeState decoration
Awarded forCourage and bravery displayed while maintaining public order and combating crime
Presented byFlag of Russia.svg  Russian Federation
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
EligibilityMVD employees and soldiers
StatusActive
EstablishedNovember 1, 1950
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Ribbon of the Medal "For Distinction in Protection of Public Order"
Precedence
Next (higher) Medal Defender of a Free Russia
Next (lower) Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of the State Borders"
Obverse of the Soviet variant of the Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order" Soviet medal For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order OBVERSE.jpg
Obverse of the Soviet variant of the Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order"
Career police officer and 2nd President of the Chechen Republic Alu Alkhanov, a recipient of the Medal "For Distinction in Protection of Public Order" Alu Alkhanov.jpg
Career police officer and 2nd President of the Chechen Republic Alu Alkhanov, a recipient of the Medal "For Distinction in Protection of Public Order"

The Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order" (Russian : Медаль «За отличие в охране общественного порядка») is a state decoration of the Russian Federation retained from the awards system of the Soviet Union established to recognise outstanding service by members of law enforcement bodies or to civilians for courage in assisting law enforcement personnel in their duties.

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Award history

The Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order" was established by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 1, 1950. [1] The medal's statute was amended on July 18, 1980 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR № 2523-X. [2]

It was retained in the Russian awards system following the dissolution of the USSR by decree of the President of the Russian Federation № 442 of March 2, 1994 [3] and later confirmed by presidential decree № 19 of January 6, 1999. [4] Presidential decree № 1099 of September 7, 2010 [5] amended the entire Russian awards system, this included changes to the medal's statute.

Original Soviet statute

The Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order" was awarded to soldiers and officers of law enforcement bodies and to soldiers of Internal Troops for exploits and achievements displayed in the protection of public order and the fight against crime; it could also be awarded to members of volunteer people's guards, and to other citizens for active participation in the protection of public order and for displaying courage and dedication. The medal was awarded on behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and of other Soviet republics. [1]

The Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order" was awarded for:

The Soviet medal was worn on the left side of the chest and was located immediately after the Medal "For Distinction in Guarding the State Border of the USSR". It could be awarded posthumously to the surviving family of a member deceased in the line of duty. [1]

Modern Russian Federation statute

The Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order" is awarded to employees of the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation, to soldiers of Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, to other troops for courage and bravery displayed while maintaining public order and combating crime, for high performance in service, as well as to other citizens for their assistance to the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation in their efforts to protect public order. [6]

The Russian Federation Order of Precedence dictates the Medal "For Distinction in Protection of Public Order" is to be worn on the left side of the chest with other medals immediately after the Medal "Defender of a Free Russia". [7]

Award description

The Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order" is a 32mm in diameter circular silver medal with raised rims. On its obverse, the inscription on five lines "FOR DISTINCTION IN THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC ORDER" (Russian : "ЗА ОТЛИЧИЕ В ОХРАНЕ ОБЩЕСТВЕННОГО ПОРЯДКА"), the inscription is surrounded by a wreath of oak and laurel branches following the medal's circumference laced together with a ribbon, at the bottom over the ribbon, a shield. The reverse is plain except for the relief "№" with a horizontal line for the award serial number. [6]

The Soviet design differed from the current variant by the omission of the laurel and oak wreath from the obverse and the addition of a small five pointed star near the top above the inscription. Its reverse bore the relief image of the State Emblem of the Soviet Union over the relief inscription "USSR" (Russian : «СССР»).

The medal is suspended to a standard Russian pentagonal mount by a ring through the medal's suspension loop. The mount is covered by an overlapping 24mm wide blue silk moiré ribbon with 5mm red edge stripes and two 1mm red central stripes. [6]

Recipients (partial list)

The individuals below were all recipients of the Medal "For Distinction in the Protection of Public Order".

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References

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  2. "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 2012-03-03.
  3. "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of March 2, 1994 No 442" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards (FAPSI). 1999-12-15. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  4. "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of March 6, 1999 No 19" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards. 1999-12-15. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  5. "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
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  7. "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of December 16, 2011 No 1631" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2011-12-16. Archived from the original on March 31, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-15.