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The Order of Lenin Medal (Russian: Орден Ленина, Orden Lenina) was  created in 1930 and named after the Bolshevik leader and founder of the USSR, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias- "Lenin".

Criteria for issuing[]

The Order of Lenin is the the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union. To get it one had to be-

  • Civilians for outstanding services rendered to the State.
  • Members of the armed forces for exemplary service.
  • Those who promoted friendship and cooperation between peoples and in strengthening peace.
  • Those with meritorious services to the Soviet state and society.

A famous recipient[]

As a reward for creating this much needed Yakovlev Yak-1 fighter aircraft, the designer; Alexander Yakovlev was awarded with- The Order of Lenin, a 100,000 Rouble prize, plus a Zis motor car.

The legendary helicopter designer Mikhail Mil also got it 3 times.

The fictitious British secret agent James Bond (007) received one off of the Soviet KGB head, General Anatoli Gogol, in the film A View to a Kill.

Also see[]

  1. The Lenin Prize Medal
  2. The Lenin Peace Prize Medal
  3. The Order of the Red Banner Medal
  4. The Order of the Red Star Medal
  5. The Order of the Red Banner of Labour


  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev_Yak-1
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Lenin
  3. http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Mikhail_Mil