Medal of Suvorov

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Medal of Suvorov
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Medal of Suvorov
Awarded by  Russian Federation
Type State Decoration
Eligibility Russian Federation Soldiers
Awarded for Bravery and courage displayed during ground combat
Status Active
Statistics
Established March 2, 1994
Precedence
Next (higher) Medal "For Courage"
Next (lower) Medal of Ushakov
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Ribbon of the Medal of Suvorov
Reverse of the Medal of Suvorov

The "Medal of Suvorov" (Russian: «Медаль Суворова») is a state decoration of the Russian Federation awarded to ground troops for courage in combat. It is named in honour of Russian Field Marshal Count Alexander Suvorov (1729–1800).

History[edit]

The Medal of Suvorov was established by Presidential Decree №442 of March 2, 1994.[1] Its statute was modified on two occasions, by Presidential Decree №19 on January 6, 1999[2] and lastly by Presidential Decree № 1099 of September 7, 2010.[3]

Award Statute[edit]

The Medal of Suvorov is awarded to soldiers for bravery and courage displayed during ground operations in the defence of the Fatherland and of the public interests of the Russian Federation, during the performance of combat service and combat duty, during exercises or manoeuvres, while on duty for the protection of the state borders of the Russian Federation, as well as for excellent performance in combat training and in maintaining military preparedness.[4]

It is worn on the left breast with other medals and the order of precedence dictates it be placed immediately after the Medal for Courage.[5]

Award Description[edit]

The Medal of Suvorov is a 32mm in diameter circular silver medal with raised rims on both the obverse and reverse. At the center of the obverse, the left profile of the bust of Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov. Below the bust near the bottom rim, two laurel leaves in relief. Along the left rim, the inscription in relief "ALEXANDER" (Russian: «АЛЕКСАНДР»), along the right rim, the inscription in relief "SUVOROV" (Russian «СУВОРОВ»). In the center of the reverse, a sword crossed with a sabre pointing down. Below the sword and sabre to the left, a relief "N" followed by the award serial number.[4]

The medal is suspended to a standard Russian pentagonal mount by a ring through the medal's suspension loop. The mount is covered by an overlapping 24mm wide silk moiré red ribbon with 3mm wide green edge stripes.[4]

Recipients of the Medal of Suvorov (partial list)[edit]

The individuals listed below were all awarded the Medal of Suvorov:[6]

  • Corporal Badalutsev A.
  • Sergeant Belov VV
  • Private Bogomolov DV
  • Private Borouhin EP
  • Senior lieutenant Busygin RV
  • Private Veselkov EN
  • Corporal AE Volkov
  • Private Vyazovikin PN
  • Private Gritsyuk DN
  • Captain Yury Gordeev
  • Ensign SA Efimov
  • Sergeant S. Zhukov
  • Corporal Vladimir Zhdanov
  • Junior Sergeant A. Ignatenko
  • Lieutenant Iizyumov IJ
  • Corporal Il'ichev EV
  • Major Kuzmin YV
  • Private Alexander Kolesnikov
  • Private merchants DP
  • Private Krivoborodko LA
  • Private Kazykhanov MF
  • Senior Lieutenant A. Loboda
  • Private Lopunov S.
  • Major Liashenko BV
  • Ensign Mansurov A.
  • Private Mitrakov V.
  • Chief Warrant Officer S. Mokhov
  • Junior Sergeant Moulin S.
  • Corporal V. Matvienko
  • Private Murygin AN
  • Private Nekrasov YS
  • Sergeant Petrukhin IV
  • Private Pashihin SN
  • Private Piskarev AK
  • Private Pozhidaev VA
  • Sergeant Pospelov, VG
  • Private Potapov, VA
  • Lieutenant Perico V.
  • Senior lieutenant Pesotsky PV
  • Corporal Polozov MV
  • Private Protchenko DM
  • Major Boris Pavlov
  • Private Smirnov, S.
  • Private Igor Sigov
  • Private AV Syukrin
  • Senior lieutenant Serebryakov, PN
  • Senior Lieutenant Soloviev DM
  • Senior Lieutenant V. Staina
  • Captain DA Serkov
  • Lieutenant Alexander Filatov
  • Junior sergeant Khromov SP
  • Major Shulegin MB
  • Sergeant Shupletsov K.
  • Senior Lieutenant Janine EV

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 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of January 6, 1999 No 19" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards. 1999-12-15. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ a b c "Statute of the Medal of Suvorov" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "List of recipients of the Medal of Suvorov" (in Russian). Veterans of Special Forces "Vityaz". 2008. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 

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