Awards and decorations received by Leonid Brezhnev

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The following is a full list of awards and decorations of Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet president and statesman, sorted into two sections; foreign and domestic.

Domestic[edit]

Award or decoration Date Place Awarded for
Hero of the Soviet Union medal.png
Hero of the Soviet Union 18 December 1966
18 December 1976
19 December 1978
18 December 1981
"Heroic feats in service to the Soviet state and society."
Hero of Socialist Labor medal.png
Hero of Socialist Labour 17 June 1961 "Exceptional achievements in national economy and culture."
Order of Lenin ribbon bar.png Order of Lenin 2 December 1947

18 December 1956

17 June 1961

18 December 1966

2 October 1971

18 December 1976

19 December 1978

18 December 1981

Outstanding services rendered to the State.
Order october revolution rib.png Order of the October Revolution 14 March 1979

18 December 1980

"Services furthering communism or the state, or in enhancing the defences of the Soviet Union"
Order of Red Banner ribbon bar.png Order of the Red Banner 12 March 1942

29 May 1944

Heroism in combat or other extraordinary accomplishments of military valor during combat operations
Order bogdan khmelnitsky2 rib.png Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky, 2nd class Exceptional duty in combat operations that led to the liberation of the Soviet territory
Order gpw2 rib.png Order of the Patriotic War, 1st class Exceptional duty and courage in the battle for the Soviet Motherland, and soldiers whose actions contributed to the success of military operations
Order redstar rib.png Order of the Red Star Exceptional service in the cause of the defence of the Soviet Union in both war and peace
CombatRibbon.png Medal for Combat Service
100 lenin rib.png Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary since the Birth of Vladimir Il'ich Lenin"
Defodessa.png Medal "For the Defence of Odessa" For all the participants of the defence of Odessa
Defcaucasus rib.png Medal "For the Defence of the Caucasus" For all the participants of the defence of Caucasus
Orderglory rib.png Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" To all civilian and military personnel in the Soviet army, navy and the NKVD.
20 years of victory rib.png Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" To all civilian and military personnel in the Soviet army, navy and the NKVD.
30 years of victory rib.png Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" To all civilian and military personnel in the Soviet army, navy and the NKVD.
Ribbon Medal For The Liberation Of Warsaw.png Medal "For the Liberation of Warsaw" To all civilian and military personnel in the Soviet army, navy and the NKVD who were directly involved in the liberation of Warsaw
CaptureOfViennaRibbon.png Medal "For the Capture of Vienna" To all civilian and military personnel in the Soviet army, navy and the NKVD who were directly involved in the siege of Vienna
RibbonLabourDuringWar.png Medal "For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945" Workers, technicians and employees of industry and transport, farmers and agricultural experts, scientists, artists, authors, officials, party members, trade union members and members of other public organisations who contributed to the Soviet war effort against Germany.
CombatCooperationRibbon.jpg Medal "For Strengthening Military Cooperation" 1979 Contribution to strengthening the military cooperation between various military branches
RestorationOfTheBlackMetallurgicEnterprisesRibbon.gif Medal "For the Restoration of the Black Metallurgy Enterprises of the South" Workers, technicians and employees of industry and transport, farmers and agricultural experts, scientists, artists, authors, officials, party members, trade union members and members of other public organisations who contributed to the Soviet war effort against Germany.
Reclamining the virgin lands rib.png Medal "For the Development of Virgin Lands" Collective farmers, workers on state farms, common labourers, Party and state officials, trade union members and Komsomol members for contributions they made during the Virgin Lands Campaign
40 years saf rib.png Jubilee Medal "40 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR" 1958 Awarded to marshals, generals, admirals, officers and servicement to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Soviet armed forces
50 years saf rib.png Jubilee Medal "50 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR" 1968 Awarded to marshals, generals, admirals, officers and servicement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Soviet armed forces
60 years saf rib.png Jubilee Medal "60 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR" 1978 Awarded to marshals, generals, admirals, officers and servicement to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Soviet armed forces
Soviet 250th Anniversary Of Leningrad Ribbon.jpg Medal "In Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Leningrad" 1957 Awarded to marshals, generals, admirals, officers and servicement to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Soviet armed forces
1500KievRibbon.jpg Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kiev" 1982 "his contribution to the socio-cultural and economic development of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev."
Medal Lenin Prize.png Lenin Prize for Literature 1979 for The Small Land, part of a series popularly referred to as Brezhnev's trilogy.
Leninpeace.jpg Lenin Peace Prize 1973
Ordervictory rib.png Order of Victory 20 February 1978
(revoked in 1989)

Foreign[edit]

Award or decoration Country Date Place Awarded for
Grand Cross of the Order of May Argentina 1974
Solnce svobody rib.png Order of the Sun of Liberty Flag of Afghanistan (1980-1987).svg Afghanistan 1981 Kabul
Bangladesh Liberation War Honour[1] Bangladesh Bangladesh 2012 Dhaka
Hero of the Soviet Union medal.png Hero of the People's Republic of Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria 1973, 1976, 1981 Sofia
OrderOfGeorgiDimitrovRibbon.jpg Order of Georgi Dimitrov Bulgaria Bulgaria Sofia
100thAnniversaryOfLiberationRibbon.jpg Medal for "100 Years of Liberation from Ottoman Slavery" Bulgaria Bulgaria
Held van de Republiek Cuba.gif Hero of the Republic of Cuba Cuba Cuba 1981 Havana
Ribbon jose marti.png Order of José Martí Cuba Cuba 1974 Havana
Order of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes (Cuba) - ribbon bar v.1979.gif Order of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Cuba Cuba 1981 Havana
Playia Hiron 2.png Order of Playa Girón Cuba Cuba 1976 Havana
Medal "20 Years Anniversary of the Moncada Barracks Attack" Cuba Cuba 1973 Havana
Medalla XX Aniversario de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (cinta).svg Commemorative Medal "For the 20th Anniversary of the Revolutionary Armed Forces" Cuba Cuba 1976 Havana
Gold Star of Hero of the CSSR.jpg Hero of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 5 May 1970, 26 November 1976, 16 December 1981 Prague "extraordinary merits for the republic connected with a hero achievement or repeated achievements."
Cs2okg.png Order of Klement Gottwald Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1970, 1976, 1978, 1981 Prague "outstanding merit for realisation of the socialism system in Czechoslovakia."
CZE Rad Bileho Lva 3 tridy BAR.svg Order of the White Lion Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1946 Prague "outstanding services to the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic."
CS Dukielski Medal Pamiatkowy.jpg Medal "In Commemoration of the Battle of Dukla Pass" Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
TCH CS voj pametni medaile BAR.svg Military Commemorative Medal Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovak War Cross 1939-1945 Bar.png Czechoslovak War Cross Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1945, 1947 Prague "acts of military valor."
Czechoslovak Medal for Bravery before the Enemy Rib.png Medal for Bravery Before the Enemy Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 1945 Prague "for bravery against the enemy"
Star of Honor Ethiopia 1980
FIN Order of the White Rose Grand Cross BAR.png Order of the White Rose of Finland Finland Finland 1976 Helsinki "civil or military merit."
GDR Marks-order bar.png Order of Karl Marx East Germany German Democratic Republic 1974, 1979, 1981 East Berlin
Held der DDR.png Hero of the German Democratic Republic East Germany German Democratic Republic 1976, 1979, 1981 East Berlin "extraordinary achievements and earnings/services the hero acts for the GDR, for their development and all-round stabilization, for which international acknowledgement and authority achieved as well as for its safe military protection."
Hu3ofl0.png Order of the Banner Hungary Hungary 1976, 1981 Budapest
Bintang Republik Indonesia Adipurna Ribbon Bar.gif The Star of the Republic of Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia First Class
Medalla de Oro de la Nación (Laos).svg Gold Medal of the Nation Laos Laos
Heroy MNR.jpg Hero of the Mongolian People's Republic Mongolia Mongolia 1976 Ulan Bator
Hero Work Mongolia.png Hero of Labor of the Mongolian People's Republic Mongolia Mongolia
OrdenSuheBator.png Order of Sukhbaatar Mongolia Mongolia 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981 Ulan Bator
Med 30th anniversary of victory over japan.PNG Medal "30 Years Anniversary of the Victory Over Japan" Mongolia Mongolia
Med XXXth anniversary of chalkin gol victory rib.PNG Medal "30 Years of Khalkhin Gol Victory" Mongolia Mongolia 1969 Ulan Bator Awarded to participants of the Battles of Khalkhin Gol
Med 40 year chalkin gol victory rib.PNG Medal "40 Years Anniversary of Khalkhin Gol Victory" Mongolia Mongolia
50 Years Anniversary of the Mongolian Revolution rib.PNG Medal "50 Years Anniversary of the Mongolian Revolution" Mongolia Mongolia 1971 Ulan Bator Awarded to participants of the Battles of Khalkhin Gol
Med 50th anniversary of mongolian people's army rib.PNG Medal "50 Years Anniversary of the Mongolian Peoples Army" Mongolia Mongolia
PER Order of the Sun of Peru - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun Peru Peru 1978 Lima
POL Polonia Restituta Wielki BAR.svg Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Poland Poland 1976 Warsaw
POL Order Krzyża Grunwaldu 2 Klasy BAR.svg Cross of Grunwald, 2nd Class Poland Poland 1946 Warsaw
POL Medal za Odrę Nysę i Bałtyk BAR.svg Medal "For the Odra, Nissa, Baltic" Poland Poland 1946 Warsaw "to commemorate the great victory of the Polish soldiers who fought for the new boundaries of the rivers Oder and Nisse and on the Baltic coast, and who saw to the return of Poland's ancient Slavic lands to the west and north, and to congratulate these participants in their struggle."
POL Medal Zwycięstwa i Wolności BAR.svg Medal of Victory and Freedom Poland Poland 1946 Warsaw "to commemorate the victory of the Polish Nation and Its Allies above a barbarism of hitlerism, and a triumph of a democratic freedom idea, and to award persons, who helped in this victory and triumph by their acting or suffering in the country or abroad, by May 9, 1945"
Rib order star romania 1kl.jpg Order of the Star of Romania Romania Romania 1976 Bucharest
Victoria Socialismului bar ribbon.gif Order of the Victory of Socialism Romania Romania 1981 Bucharest
Anhhunglaodong.png Hero of Labor Vietnam Vietnam
Ho Shi Min order rib.png Order of Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Vietnam 1982 Hanoi "outstanding achievements in one of the areas of politics, economics, literature, arts, science, technology, national defense, security, diplomacy or other fields."
Order of the Yugoslavian Great Star Rib.png Order of the Yugoslav Star, 1st Class Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1962 Belgrade "development and strengthening of peace and cooperation between nations."
Orden slobode.png Order of Freedom Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1976 Belgrade "skillful leadership and outstanding courage."

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