Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky, Type I, I Class Medal

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  • Order of Bogdan Khmelitsky I Class Medal (Variation I) Obverse

Attributes

  • country
    U.S.S.R.
  • date of institution
    October 10, 1943

History


This Order was instituted during the Ukrainian Liberation of 1943 by Nikita S. Khrushchev, who convinced Stalin of the award's validity. It was named for the Ukrainian leader Bogdan Mikhailovich Khmelnitsky (1595-1657).

The I Class medal was conferred upon commanders-in-chiefs of fronts, navies, armies, and flotillas, as well as their chiefs of staff and deputies, chief operational managers, branch chiefs, and high-ranking partisan leaders, in recognition of:

1) Successful completion of the liberation of regions, cities, or populations having particular significance to the destruction of the enemy
2) Conduction of partisan operations that destroy an enemy headquarters

Variation I use 3 rivets on the reverse while variation II has 2 rivets. Serial numbers range from roughly 1-350.

The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "Bogdan Khmelnitsky".

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  • Composition

    Gold/Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: Богдан Хмельницкий

  • Size

    29x34mm

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  • Composition

    Gold/Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: Богдан Хмельницкий

  • Size

    29x34mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The second variation uses two rivets instead of the first variation's three rivets.

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