Medal "For Life Saving"

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Medal For Life Saving
Life Saving Medal.jpg
Medal Life Saving (obverse)
Awarded by  Russian Federation
Type State Decoration
Eligibility Citizens of the Russian Federation
Awarded for For rescuing people in circumstances involving a risk to life
Status Active
Statistics
Established March 2, 1994
First awarded November 11, 1994
Precedence
Next (higher) Medal "For Distinction in Protection of the State Borders"
Next (lower) Medal "For Work in Agriculture"
Medal For rescue of the perishing Banner ribbon bar.png
Ribbon of the Medal For Life Saving

The Medal "For Life Saving" (Russian: Медаль «За спасение погибавших») is a state decoration of the Russian Federation.

History[edit]

The Medal "For Life Saving" was established on March 2, 1994 by Presidential Decree № 442.[1] Its statute was amended three times, first on January 6, 1999 by presidential decree № 19,[2] again on June 1, 1995 by presidential decree № 554 and lastly by the all encompassing presidential decree № 1099 [3] of September 7, 2010 which amended the entire Russian awards system away from the distinctions of the Soviet Era.

Award Statute[edit]

The Medal "For Life Saving" is awarded to citizens for rescuing people during natural disasters, on water, under ground, in fire-fighting and other circumstances involving a risk to life. The medal may be awarded posthumously.[3]

The order of precedence of the Russian Federation states that the Medal "For Life Saving" is to be worn on the left breast with other medals and placed immediately after the Medal "For Distinction in Protection of the State Borders".[4]

Award Description[edit]

The Medal "For Life Saving" is a circular 32mm diameter silver medal with raised rims on both the obverse and reverse. The obverse bears the relief image of the Order of Courage. On the reverse lower center and left half, intertwined branches of palm, laurel and oak. In the right half of the reverse, the relief inscription "FOR LIFE SAVING" (Russian: «ЗА СПАСЕНИЕ ПОГИБАВШИХ»). In the lower portion of the reverse, below the branches just above the lower rim of the medal, a relief letter "N" with a line reserved for the award serial number.[5]

The medal is suspended to a standard Russian pentagonal mount with a ring through the medal's suspension loop. The mount is covered by an overlapping 24mm wide white silk moiré ribbon with 2mm red edge stripes.[5]

Numbers Awarded[edit]

  • Medals awarded to date:[6]
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
28 511 1984 1179 1002 685 328 260 469 250 169 151 179 261 132 98 226 106 8018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of March 2, 1994 No 442" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards. 1999-12-15. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of January 16, 1999 No 19" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards. 1999-12-15. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of December 16, 2011 No 1631" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ a b "Statute of the Medal "For Life Saving"" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards. 1999-12-15. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  6. ^ Based on information from the site of the President of the Russian Federation and the legal systems' reference web sites of "Consultants", "Garant", and "Codex"

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