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Order of St. George

Order of Saint George
The Order of Saint George IV class
Awarded by  Russian Federation
Type Military Order
Eligibility Top and Senior Military Officers
Awarded for Distinction in Combat
Status Active
Statistics
Established November 26, 1769, revived on March 20, 1992[1][2]
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Saint Andrew
Next (lower) Order For Merit to the Fatherland

Ribbon of the Order of Saint George, first class

The Order of Saint George (Russian: Орден «Святого Георгия») is the highest purely military decoration of the Russian Federation. Originally established November 26, 1769 by Empress Catherine the Great[3] it was revived on August 8, 2000 by Decree №1463[2] of the President of Russia. The award criteria were amended on September 7, 2010 by Presidential Decree 1099.[4]

Contents

  • Statute of the Order 1
  • Description of the Order 2
  • Recipients (partial list) 3
    • Recipients of the Order second class 3.1
    • Recipients of the Order fourth class 3.2
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6
  • External links 7

Statute of the Order

Russo-Turkish War (1877–78)
Order of Saint George, first class Breast Star and Sash

The Order of Saint George is awarded to highest and senior military officers for the conduct of military operations to protect the Fatherland from attack by an external enemy which resulted in the complete defeat of the enemy, for the execution of combat and other operations in other states aimed at restoring international peace and security, or for being a model of military science with feats that exemplify military prowess; the Order is also conferred upon officers who were previously awarded state awards of the Russian Federation for distinction in combat.[5]

Description of the Order

The Order of Saint George is divided into four classes, from the First Class to the Fourth class; the highest degree being the Order First class. The four classes are awarded sequentially from the fourth to the first. These four classes are individually identified by the size and manner of wearing the two principal insignia of the Order, the cross and the star.[6]

Proper wear of the Order of Saint George insignia, fourth class at left to first class at right
Order of Saint George, second class, neck badge and breast star

Cross: A white enamelled

  • The Commission on State Awards to the President of the Russian Federation
  •  "Orders of St. George".  

External links

  • Voennyĭ orden sviatogo velikomuchenika i pobedonostsa Georgiia: imennye spiski 1769 - 1920; biobibliograficheskiĭ spravochnik / otvetstvennyĭ sostavitel' V. M. Shabanov. Moskva 2004, ISBN 5-89577-059-2

Further reading

  1. ^ Постановление Верховного Совета Российской Федерации от 20 марта 1992 года N0 2557-I
  2. ^ a b "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of August 8, 2000 No 1463" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards. 2000-08-08. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  3. ^ Hurley, C. Russian Orders, Decorations, and Medals Under the Monarchy. Harrison & Sons., Ltd., London. 1935.
  4. ^ "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Statute of the Order of St. George" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards. 2000-08-08. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  6. ^ a b c d
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Compiled from the site of the President of the Russian Federation" (in Russian). Kremlin News. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 

References

See also

Recipients of the Order fourth class

Recipients of the Order second class

Recipients (partial list)

ribbon bar for the Order first class is adorned with a miniature golden star.
The ribbon bar for the Order second class is adorned with a miniature silver star.
The ribbon bar for the Order third class is adorned with a miniature white cross.
The ribbon bar for the Order fourth class has no device.

Ribbon: The ribbon of the Order of Saint George is orange with three black stripes, commonly called "Russian imperial coat of arms (black eagle on a golden background). It was subsequently associated to the colors of the Russian Guard units.[6]

Star: A four-pointed silver gilt star with a gold central medallion bearing the Za Sluzhbu i Khrabrost"). The star is worn on the left breast for both the Order first and second classes.[6]

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