Hero of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

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Hero of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
Hrdina Československé socialistické Republiky
Gold Star of Hero of the CSSR.jpg
Awarded by Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
Type Medal signifying rewarding of the title Hero of the Czechoslovak Republic
Awarded for extraordinary merits for the republic connected with a hero achievement or repeated achievements
Status no longer awarded
Statistics
Established 1955
First awarded 25 November 1965
Last awarded 7 January 1983
Total awarded 31

The title of the Hero of the Czechoslovak Republic was established 1955. The name of the title was changed to Hero of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in 1960. Awarded 31 times to some Czechoslovak war heroes, to the general and later president Ludvík Svoboda, to the Czechoslovak president Gustáv Husák, to the Czech cosmonaut Vladimír Remek, Soviet generals and marshals and to Leonid Brezhnev. The piece no. 32 has been given to the National Museum.

The title Hero of CSR (later Hero of CSSR) was awarded to honor extraordinary merits for the republic connected with a hero achievement or repeated achievements. The title was awarded upon proposal of the government. The hero was awarded with Order of Klement Gottwald - for building of Socialist Homeland.

The Gold Star of the Hero of CSSR was worn on the left breast side above all the Czechoslovak Awards or their ribbons, always in natura and in front of the Gold Star of the Hero of the Socialist Labour.

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