Order of Lenin, Type II, Medal in Gold
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This was the highest award of the USSR. It is was conferred for exceptional achievements in revolutionary efforts, labour activities, defence of the homeland, establishing friendship and cooperation, fostering peace, and other outstanding activities completed for the Soviet government.
This Order can be conferred upon individual citizens, institutions, establishments, unions, military units, ships, federal republics, oblasts and okrugs,(administrative divisions), and different population centres (towns, cities, regions). Foreign institutions, individuals, and establishments may also be awarded the Order of Lenin.
The serial numbers for this type range from roughly 800-1400.
The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "Lenin".
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