It was named after the world communist movemen's flag.
Criteria for issuing
Heroism in combat or long service in the Soviet armed forces.
A famous recipient
Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasily Blyukher and Marshal Timoshenko receved four Orders of the Red Banner during thier lives. The Junior Sergeant, Rifleman Kriptoshenko Vladimir Olegovich, was posthumously awarded the Order of the Red Banner and Order of the Red Star for his heroic death in battle during the Afghan war.
- The Lenin Prize Medal
- The Order of Lenin Medal
- The Lenin Peace Prize Medal
- The Order of the Red Star Medal
- The Order of the Red Banner of Labour