Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland"

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Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland"
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First Class Civilian Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland"
Awarded by  Russian Federation
Type Two grade medal in civil and military divisions
Eligibility Russian citizens
Awarded for Outstanding contributions to the state
Status Active
Statistics
Established March 2, 1994[1]
Order of Wear
Next (higher) Cross of St. George[2]
Next (lower) Medal "For Courage"[2]
Related Order "For Merit to the Fatherland"
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Ribbon of the medal 1st class
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Ribbon of the medal 2nd class

The Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" (Russian: Медаль ордена «За заслуги перед Отечеством») was established on March 2, 1994 by Presidential Decree 442.[1] Its award criteria were modified on January 6, 1991 by Presidential Decree 19[3] and again on September 7, 2010 by Presidential Decree 1099.[4] The medal of the Order is divided into two classes, the first and the second, it is further divided into a civilian and a military division, the medal of the military division is awarded "with swords" and its criteria differ from those of the civilian division.[5]

Statute of the medal[edit]

  • Civilian Division first and second class. Awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation for outstanding achievements in various fields of industry, construction, science, education, health, culture, transport and other areas of work.[5]
  • Military Division first and second class. Awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for great contribution to the defence of the Fatherland, for success in maintaining the high combat readiness of the central organs of military administration, of military units and organizations, for strengthening the rule of law and order, for ensuring public safety.[5]

Award description[edit]

The Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" is 32mm in diameter and made of silver, the medal first class is gold plated. The obverse bears a likeness of the Order, a crowned double headed eagle over a red-enamel cross pattée. On the reverse, the motto of the Order "BENEFIT, HONOUR, GLORY" (Russian: "ПОЛЬЗА, ЧЕСТЬ И СЛАВА"). At the bottom, laurel leaves, the year of establishment "1994" and the award serial number. In the case of the military division, the sword device is added between the medal suspension ring and the pentagonal mount. The medal hangs from a standard Russian pentagonal mount covered by an overlapping scarlet ribbon.[5]

Notable recipients[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. December 15, 1999. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Presidential Decree of 16.12.2011 N 1631 "On Amendments to Certain Acts of the President of RF"" (in Russian). President of the Russian Federation. p. 4. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "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. December 15, 1999. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. September 7, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Statute of the Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland"" (in Russian). Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on state awards. September 7, 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 

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