Hero of the Soviet Union facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHero of the Soviet Union
Gold star medal of the Hero of the Soviet Union
|Awarded by the Soviet Union|
|Eligibility||Soviet and foreign citizens|
|Awarded for||Heroic feats in service to the Soviet state and society|
|Status||No longer awarded|
|Established||16 April 1934|
|First awarded||20 April 1934|
|Last awarded||24 December 1991|
|Next (lower)||Order of Lenin|
|Related||Hero of the Russian Federation|
The Hero of the Soviet Union was a medal awarded to members of the Soviet Union Red Army during World War II for men who drastically changed the outcome of a battle. 12,775 were awarded. Title of Hero of the Soviet Union was introduced by the Decree of the CEC of the USSR on 16 April 1934. After WW2 many other socialist countries established similar award. There were a lot of persons who was awarded more that one time.
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