Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army"

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Jubilee Medal
"XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army"
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Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army" (obverse)
Awarded by  USSR
Type Jubilee medal
Eligibility Citizens of the Soviet Union
Awarded for Civil war service and 20 year's service
Status No longer awarded
Statistics
Established January 24, 1938
Total awarded 37,504
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Ribbon of the Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army"
Reverse of the Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army"

The Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army" (Russian: Юбилейная медаль «XX лет Рабоче-Крестьянской Красной Армии») was a state military commemorative medal of the Soviet Union established on January 24, 1938 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR[1] to denote the twentieth anniversary of the creation of the Soviet Armed Forces.

Medal Statute[edit]

The Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army" was awarded to staff and commanding officers of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army and Navy who had, as of February 23, 1938 (the Day of the Red Army), served for 20 years in its ranks, and to those honoured during the Civil War and the war for freedom and independence of the motherland in units of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army and Navy; to those awarded the Order of the Red Banner for distinguished service during the Civil War.[1]

The time served in the units and detachments of the Red Guards and the Red guerrilla groups that operated against the enemies of Soviet power between 1917 and 1921 counted towards award of the medal.[1]

The Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army" was worn on the left side of the chest and when in the presence of other medals of the USSR, it was located immediately after the Medal "For Tapping of the Subsoil and Expansion of the Petrochemical Complex of Western Siberia".[1]

Medal description[edit]

Original variant 1938 to 1943 of the Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army"

The Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army" is a 32mm in diameter oxidised silver matte finished circular medal with a polished 2,5mm rim. On the obverse, a large red enamelled five pointed star with a silvered edge, the tip of each point reaching the medal's edge; at the bottom sitting on the rim, in deep relief, the prominent 8mm high gilded Roman numeral "XX" going up between the star's lower rays to superimpose it over 4mm.[1]

On the reverse, a 25mm high relief image of a Red Army soldier clad in the winter uniform of the Red Guard and firing a rifle, at the lower right side of the soldier, the dates "1918-1938".[1]

From its establishment in 1938 to 1943, the medal was secured by a ring through the medal suspension loop to a small rectangular mount covered by a red sild moiré ribbon. In 1943, this changed to the now standard Soviet pentagonal mount, now covered by a 24mm wide silk moiré grey ribbon with a 2mm red edge stripe on each side.[1]

Recipients (partial list)[edit]

Since January 1938 until the end of December 1940 32 127 people received the medal[2]

All individuals listed below are recipients of the Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army".[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of January 24, 1938" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1938-01-24. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  2. ^ КПСС и строительство Советских Вооружённых сил. 2-е изд., доп. М., Воениздат, 1967. стр.205
  3. ^ "List of recipients of the Jubilee Medal "XX Years of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army" compiled from en.Wikipedia". Wikipedia. 

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