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Order of the October Revolution

Order of the October Revolution
The Order of the October Revolution
Awarded by the  Soviet Union
Type Single-grade order
Eligibility Soviet and foreign citizens and institutions, including military units and administrative areas
Awarded for "Services furthering communism or the state, or in enhancing the defences of the Soviet Union"
Status No longer awarded
Established October 31, 1967
First awarded November 4, 1967
Last awarded December 21, 1991
Total awarded 106,462
Next (higher) Order of Lenin
Next (lower) Order of the Red Banner

Ribbon of the Order of the October Revolution

The Order of the October Revolution (Russian: Орден Октябрьской Революции, Orden Oktyabr'skoy Revolyutsii) was instituted on October 31, 1967, in time for the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution. It was awarded to individuals or groups for services furthering communism or the state, or in enhancing the defenses of the Soviet Union, military and civil. It ranked second amongst the Soviet orders, after the Order of Lenin.

1967 USSR commemorative stamp

The order consisted of a badge, which was a red star with golden rays between the arms; at the centre was a pentagon bearing the image of the Cruiser Aurora participating in the October Revolution. Above it was a red flag bearing the words "October Revolution" in Russian. A Hammer and Sickle emblem was placed at the bottom. The badge was worn on the left chest with a red ribbon bearing five blue stripes at the centre.

The Russian cruiser Aurora was itself awarded with the Order of the October Revolution, the only ship ever to have received the award. Military units and institutions receiving the award applied the order name to their title upon its reception.

External links

  • Order of the October Revolution at the Directory of the orders, medals and signs of the USSR. (Russian)
  • Order of the October Revolution Reference Page
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