Order of the Red Star, Type I, Medal
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This Order shares the identical statute with the Order of Lenin. It was awarded for defending the USSR during wartime, and for ensuring state security during peacetime.
It was conferred upon servicemen of the Army and Navy, Border Guards, Internal Troops, associates of the Committee of State Security USSR , and elements of the Organs of Internal Affairs. It could also be conferred upon military units, ships, enterprises, establishments, and other organizations.
Many of the recipients of this type were killed during the Stalinist purges.
The serial numbers range from roughly 1-1000.
The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "Workers of the world unite!" along with the Russian letters for USSR.
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