Awards and decorations received by Leonid Brezhnev

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The following is a full list of awards and decorations of Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet president and statesman, sorted into two sections; foreign and domestic.

Domestic[edit]

Award or decoration Date Place Awarded for
Hero of the Soviet Union medal.png
Hero of the Soviet Union 18 December 1966 (first time)
18 December 1976 (second time)
19 December 1978 (third time)
18 December 1981 (fourth time)
"Heroic feats in service to the Soviet state and society."
Hero of Socialist Labor medal.png
Hero of Socialist Labour 17 June 1961 "Exceptional achievements in national economy and culture."
Order of Lenin ribbon bar.png Order of Lenin Eight Awards Outstanding services rendered to the State.
Order october revolution rib.png Order of the October Revolution Two Awards "Services furthering communism or the state, or in enhancing the defences of the Soviet Union"
Order of Red Banner ribbon bar.png Order of the Red Banner Two Awards Heroism in combat or other extraordinary accomplishments of military valor during combat operations
Order bogdan khmelnitsky2 rib.png Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky, 2nd class Exceptional duty in combat operations that led to the liberation of the Soviet territory
Order gpw2 rib.png Order of the Patriotic War Exceptional duty and courage in the battle for the Soviet Motherland, and soldiers whose actions contributed to the success of military operations
Order redstar rib.png Order of the Red Star Exceptional service in the cause of the defence of the Soviet Union in both war and peace
CombatRibbon.png Medal for Combat Service
100 lenin rib.png Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary since the Birth of Vladimir Il'ich Lenin"
Defodessa.png Medal "For the Defence of Odessa" For all the participants of the defence of Odessa
Defcaucasus rib.png Medal "For the Defence of the Caucasus" For all the participants of the defence of Caucasus
Orderglory rib.png Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" To all civilian and military personnel in the Soviet army, navy and the NKVD.
20 years of victory rib.png Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" To all civilian and military personnel in the Soviet army, navy and the NKVD.
30 years of victory rib.png Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" To all civilian and military personnel in the Soviet army, navy and the NKVD.
Ribbon Medal For The Liberation Of Warsaw.png Medal "For the Liberation of Warsaw" To all civilian and military personnel in the Soviet army, navy and the NKVD who were directly involved in the liberation of Warsaw
CaptureOfViennaRibbon.png Medal "For the Capture of Vienna" To all civilian and military personnel in the Soviet army, navy and the NKVD who were directly involved in the siege of Vienna
RibbonLabourDuringWar.png Medal "For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" Workers, technicians and employees of industry and transport, farmers and agricultural experts, scientists, artists, authors, officials, party members, trade union members and members of other public organisations who contributed to the Soviet war effort against Germany.
CombatCooperationRibbon.jpg Medal "For Strengthening Military Cooperation" 1979 Contribution to strengthening the military cooperation between various military branches
RestorationOfTheBlackMetallurgicEnterprisesRibbon.gif Medal "For Restoring the Steel industry of the South" Workers, technicians and employees of industry and transport, farmers and agricultural experts, scientists, artists, authors, officials, party members, trade union members and members of other public organisations who contributed to the Soviet war effort against Germany.
Reclamining the virgin lands rib.png Medal "For the Development of the Virgin Lands" Collective farmers, workers on state farms, common labourers, Party and state officials, trade union members and Komsomol members for contributions they made during the Virgin Lands Campaign
Reclamining the virgin lands rib.png Medal "For the Development of the Virgin Lands" Collective farmers, workers on state farms, common labourers, Party and state officials, trade union members and Komsomol members for contributions they made during the Virgin Lands Campaign
40 years saf rib.png Jubilee Medal "40 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR" 1958 Awarded to marshals, generals, admirals, officers and servicement to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Soviet armed forces
50 years saf rib.png Jubilee Medal "50 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR" 1968 Awarded to marshals, generals, admirals, officers and servicement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Soviet armed forces
60 years saf rib.png Jubilee Medal "60 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR" 1978 Awarded to marshals, generals, admirals, officers and servicement to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Soviet armed forces
Soviet 250th Anniversary Of Leningrad Ribbon.jpg Medal "In Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Leningrad" 1957 Awarded to marshals, generals, admirals, officers and servicement to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Soviet armed forces
1500KievRibbon.jpg Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kiev" 1982 "his contribution to the socio-cultural and economic development of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev."
Lenin Prize for Literature 1979 for The Small Land, part of a series popularly referred to as Brezhnev's trilogy.
Lenin Peace Prize 1973
Ordervictory rib.png Order of Victory 20 February 1978 (revoked in 1989)

Foreign[edit]

Award or decoration Country Date Place Awarded for
Order of the Sun of Liberty Flag of Afghanistan (1980-1987).svg Democratic Republic of Afghanistan 1981 Kabul
Bangladesh Liberation War Honour[1] Bangladesh People's Republic of Bangladesh 2012 Dhaka
Hero of the People's Republic of Bulgaria Bulgaria People's Republic of Bulgaria 1973, 1976, 1981 Sofia
OrderOfGeorgiDimitrovRibbon.jpg Order of Georgi Dimitrov Bulgaria People's Republic of Bulgaria Sofia
Hero of the Republic of Cuba Cuba Republic of Cuba 1981 Havana
Order of José Martí Cuba Republic of Cuba 1974 Havana
Order of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Cuba Republic of Cuba 1981 Havana
Order of Playa Girón Cuba Republic of Cuba 1976 Havana
Medal "20 Years Anniversary of the Moncada Barracks Attack" Cuba Republic of Cuba 1973 Havana
Medal "20 Years Anniversary of the Revolutionary Armed Forces" Cuba Republic of Cuba 1976 Havana
Hero of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak Socialist Republic 5 May 1970, 26 November 1976, 16 December 1981 Prague "extraordinary merits for the republic connected with a hero achievement or repeated achievements."
Cs2okg.png Order of Klement Gottwald Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak Socialist Republic 1970, 1976, 1978, 1981 Prague "outstanding merit for realisation of the socialism system in Czechoslovakia."
TCH Rad Bileho Lva 1 tridy (pre1990) BAR.svg Order of the White Lion Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak Socialist Republic 1946 Prague "outstanding services to the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic."
Czechoslovak War Cross 1939-1945 Bar.png Czechoslovak War Cross Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak Socialist Republic 1945, 1947 Prague "acts of military valor."
Czechoslovak Medal for Bravery before the Enemy Rib.png Medal for Bravery Before the Enemy Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak Socialist Republic 1945 Prague "for bravery against the enemy"
FIN Order of the White Rose Grand Cross BAR.png Order of the White Rose of Finland Finland Republic of Finland 1976 Helsinki "civil or military merit."
GDR Marks-order bar.png Order of Karl Marx East Germany German Democratic Republic 1974, 1979, 1981 East Berlin
Hero of the German Democratic Republic East Germany German Democratic Republic 1976, 1979, 1981 East Berlin "extraordinary achievements and earnings/services the hero acts for the GDR, for their development and all-round stabilization, for which international acknowledgement and authority achieved as well as for its safe military protection."
Hu3ofl0.png Order of the Banner Hungary People's Republic of Hungary 1976, 1981 Budapest
Hero of the Mongolian People's Republic Mongolia Mongolian People's Republic 1976 Ulan Bator
OrdenSuheBator.png Order of Sukhbaatar Mongolia Mongolian People's Republic 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981 Ulan Bator
Thirty years Khalkhin Gol Victory.PNG Medal "30 Years of Khalkhin Gol Victory" Mongolia Mongolian People's Republic 1969 Ulan Bator Awarded to participants of the Battles of Khalkhin Gol
50 Years Anniversary of the Mongolian Revolution rib.PNG Medal "50 Years Anniversary of the Mongolian Revolution" Mongolia Mongolian People's Republic 1971 Ulan Bator Awarded to participants of the Battles of Khalkhin Gol
PER Order of the Sun of Peru - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun Peru Republic of Peru 1978 Lima
POL Polonia Restituta Wielki BAR.svg Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Poland People's Republic of Poland 1976 Warsaw
POL Order Krzyża Grunwaldu 2 Klasy BAR.svg Cross of Grunwald, 2nd Class Poland People's Republic of Poland 1946 Warsaw
POL Medal za Odrę Nysę i Bałtyk BAR.svg Medal "For the Odra, Nissa, Baltic" Poland People's Republic of Poland 1946 Warsaw "to commemorate the great victory of the Polish soldiers who fought for the new boundaries of the rivers Oder and Nisse and on the Baltic coast, and who saw to the return of Poland's ancient Slavic lands to the west and north, and to congratulate these participants in their struggle."
POL Medal Zwycięstwa i Wolności BAR.svg Medal of Victory and Freedom Poland People's Republic of Poland 1946 Warsaw "to commemorate the victory of the Polish Nation and Its Allies above a barbarism of hitlerism, and a triumph of a democratic freedom idea, and to award persons, who helped in this victory and triumph by their acting or suffering in the country or abroad, by May 9, 1945"
Star of Romania Ribbon.PNG Commander of the Order of the Star of Romania Romania Socialist Republic of Romania 1976 Bucharest
Victoria Socialismului bar ribbon.gif Order of the Victory of Socialism Romania Socialist Republic of Romania 1981 Bucharest
Ho Shi Min order rib.png Order of Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Socialist Republic of Vietnam 1982 Hanoi "outstanding achievements in one of the areas of politics, economics, literature, arts, science, technology, national defense, security, diplomacy or other fields."
Order of the Yugoslavian Great Star Rib.png Order of the Yugoslav Great Star Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1962 Belgrade "development and strengthening of peace and cooperation between nations."
Orden slobode.png Order of Freedom Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 Belgrade "skillful leadership and outstanding courage."

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