Badges and decorations of the Soviet Union

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"Flag" badges[edit]

Badge And Ribbon Name (English/Russian/Translit) Creation Date Description Number Awarded
Badge Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union.jpg
Delegate of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
Awarded to Delegates of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

All-Union Civilian badges[edit]

Badge And Ribbon Name (English/Russian/Translit) Creation Date Description Number Awarded
Winner of the Socialist Competition 1980.jpg
Winner of the Socialist Competition
Awarded for winning the socialist competition.
Soviet Badge "blood donor 1st class".jpg
Blood Donor (1st Class)
Донор СССР(первой степени)
For donating blood.
Soviet badge blood donor 2nd class.jpg
Blood Donor (2nd Class)
Донор СССР(второй степени)
For donating blood.
Blood Donor (3rd Class) badge.jpg
Blood Donor (3rd Class)
Донор СССР(третьей степени)
For donating blood.

All-Union sport decorations[edit]

Badge And Ribbon Name (English/Russian/Translit) Creation Date Description Number Awarded
ChampionOfTheUSSR.jpg
Champion of the USSR (1st class)
Чемпион СССР (первой степени)
Awarded to champions of the Soviet Union
Champion of the USSR (2nd class)
Чемпион СССР (второй степени)
Awarded to champions of the Soviet Union
Champion of the USSR (3rd class)
Чемпион СССР (третьей степени)
Awarded to champions of the Soviet Union
RecordbreakerOfTheUSSR.jpg
Record-breaker of the USSR
Рекордсмен СССР
Awarded to record-breakers of the Soviet Union
ForTheBestAcsension.jpg
For the best acsension
За лучшее восхождение
Awarded for the best acsension

Military badges[edit]

Badge And Ribbon Name (English/Russian/Translit) Creation Date Description Number Awarded
Excellence In The Workers' And Peasants' Red Army
Issued to Red Army personnel for excellence before the force was renamed after the Second World War.
OGPU 10th anniversary soviet badge.jpg
10th Anniversary Of The O.G.P.U.
1927 Issued to members of the Soviet Political Police.
Participant Of The Khasan Battle 1938
5 June 1939 Issued to service personnel who took part in the Battle of Lake Khasan against Japanese forces.
Badge "25 years victory in the war 1941-1945".jpg
Badge For Bravery And Determination In The Great Patriotic War
1970 Awarded to Veterans of the Second World War on the event of the 25th Anniversary of Victory.
MVD Propagandist badge.png
Excellent Propagandist Of The M.V.D.
Awarded to M.V.D. personnel for excellent work in propaganda promoting the works of the M.V.D. using various art forms and media.
Excellence In The D.O.S.A.A.F.
Issued to D.O.S.A.A.F. personnel for excellence in supporting the armed forces.
DOSAAF Badge 50 yrs.jpg
50th Anniversary Of The D.O.S.A.A.F.
Long cruise ship.jpg
Badge for "Long Cruise"
(surface ships)
Знак "за дальний поход"
22 May 1961
original variant
(1961 to 1976)
Awarded to the most distinguished, highly disciplined military and civilian personnel of the Soviet Navy who participated in successful long-range cruises on vessels of the Navy.
Long cruise type 2.jpg
Badge for "Long Cruise"
(surface ships)
Знак "за дальний поход"
22 May 1961
2nd variant
(1976 to 1987)
Awarded to the most distinguished, highly disciplined military and civilian personnel of the Soviet Navy who participated in successful long-range cruises on vessels of the Navy.
Long cruise sub.jpg
Badge for "Long Cruise"
(submarines)
Знак "за дальний поход"
22 May 1961
original variant
(1961 to 1976)
Awarded to the most distinguished, highly disciplined military and civilian personnel of the Soviet Navy who participated in successful long-range cruises on vessels of the Navy.
Long cruise sub new.jpg
Badge for "Long Cruise"
(submarines)
Знак "за дальний поход"
22 May 1961
2nd variant
(1976 to 1987)
Awarded to the most distinguished, highly disciplined military and civilian personnel of the Soviet Navy who participated in successful long-range cruises on vessels of the Navy.
Badge air defense forces CCCP.jpg
Badge "Army Air Defense Forces"
Знак "Войска ПВО страны"
31 March 1975 Awarded to members of the Soviet Army Air Defense Forces for exemplary performance in military duties on air defense alert crews over a period of 5 years. Commanders of air defense units that rated as "excellent" could also be awarded the badge.
BBMVD for distinction in service 1st cl.jpg
Breast badge of Internal Troops
"For Distinction in Service" 1st class
ВВМВД Нагрудный знак

"За отличие в службе" I степени

1971 Awarded to soldiers of the Interior Ministry (BBMVD) of the USSR for initiative, diligence and distinction displayed in the discharge of official duties.
BBMVD for distinction in service 2nd cl.jpg
Breast badge of Internal Troops
"For Distinction in Service" 2nd class
ВВМВД Нагрудный знак

"За отличие в службе" II степени

1971 Awarded to soldiers of the Interior Ministry (BBMVD) of the USSR for initiative, diligence and distinction displayed in the discharge of official duties.
Excellent KGB Border Troop 1st class CCCP.jpg
Breast badge for
"Excellent Border Troop" 1st class
Нагрудный знак
"Отличник погранвойск" I степени
8 April 1969 Awarded to soldiers, sailors, sergeants and petty officers of KGB Border Troops, or to other soldiers urgently enlisted in assisting the Border Troops, for exemplary performance of duties in the protection of the state border of the USSR, skillful actions to apprehend violators of the border, for displaying courage, perseverance, endurance, excellent performance in combat and political training, and for military discipline.
Excellent KGB Border Troop 2nd class CCCP.jpg
Breast badge for
"Excellent Border Troop" 2nd class
Нагрудный знак
"Отличник погранвойск" II степени
8 April 1969 Awarded to soldiers, sailors, sergeants and petty officers of KGB Border Troops, or to other soldiers urgently enlisted in assisting the Border Troops, for exemplary performance of duties in the protection of the state border of the USSR, skillful actions to apprehend violators of the border, for displaying courage, perseverance, endurance, excellent performance in combat and political training, and for military discipline.

Badges for Excellence in World War II[edit]

Badge And Ribbon Name (English/Russian/Translit) Creation Date Description Number Awarded
ArtilleryCCCP.jpg
Excellent Artillery Personnel
21 May 1942
Marksmanship CCCP.jpg
Excellent Shooter
21 May 1942
Sniper CCCP.jpg
Excellent Sniper
21 May 1942
TankerCCCP.jpg
Excellent Tank Crew Personnel
21 May 1942
Machine gunner CCCP.jpg
Excellent Machinegunner
21 May 1942
Morter CCCP.jpg
Excellent Mortar Specialist
21 May 1942
Submariner CCCP.jpg
Excellent Submariner
21 May 1942
Torpedo specialist CCCP.jpg
Excellent Torpedo Specialist
21 May 1942
Excellent Railway Troops Soviet Union.jpg
Excellent Railway Troop
21 May 1942
Mine layer CCCP.jpg
Excellent Land Mine Specialist
19 August 1942
Combat engineer CCCP.jpg
Excellent Combat Engineer
19 August 1942
Medic CCCP.jpg
Excellent Medic
4 October 1942
Recon CCCP.jpg
Excellent Reconnaissance Scout
10 March 1943
Signalman CCCP.jpg
Excellent Signaler
3 April 1943
Soviet Excellent Pontoon Builder CCCP.jpg
Excellent Pontoon Bridge Builder
5 April 1943
AAA gunner CCCP.jpg
Excellent Antiaircraft Gunner
30 April 1943
Driver CCCP.jpg
Excellent Driver
8 July 1943
Cook CCCP.jpg
Excellent Cook
8 July 1943
Baker CCCP.jpg
Excellent Baker
8 July 1943
Soviet Excellent Road Builder CCCP.jpg
Excellent Road Builder
8 July 1943
Soviet Army Excellent Tractor Driver CCCP.jpg
Excellent Tractor Driver
10 September 1943
Soviet Excellent Firefighter CCCP.jpg
Excellent Fire Fighter
22 November 1944
Aviator CCCP.jpg
Excellence In The Air Force
1950
Excellent in Military Construction USSR.jpg
Excellent in Military Construction
Отличник военного строительства
21 May 1954 Awarded to military and civilian personnel of military units and organizations of construction and quartering of troops of the Ministry of Defense of the Soviet Union, for distinction in the performance of official duties, for achieving high results in work, or for active participation in important construction during military operations.

Local badges[edit]

Badge And Ribbon Name (English/Russian/Translit) Creation Date Description Number Awarded
Excellence in socialist competition in gold and platinum mining
Awarded to workers in the gold and platinum mining industries for excellent labour.

Leninist Young Communist League Awards[edit]

Badge And Ribbon Name (English/Russian/Translit) Creation Date Description Number Awarded
ForEnviromentalProtection.jpg
For Environmental Protection
За защиту окружающей среды
Issued by the Leninist Young Communist League Of The Soviet Union.

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