It was named after the world communist movement's logo.
Criteria for issuing
A great contribution, including risking one own death, to the defence of the USSR, or helping it's allies in war and in peacetime and for a great contribution, including risking one own death, in ensuring public safety in the USSR.
A famous recipient
Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, who was the first commander of the cosmonaut corps and the cosmonaut who commanded the historic Voskhod 2 mission which saw the first man walk in space in 1965.
The legendary helicopter designer Mikhail Mil also got it.
- The Lenin Prize Medal
- The Order of Lenin Medal
- The Order of the Red Banner Medal
- The Lenin Peace Prize Medal
- The Order of the Red Banner of Labour