Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines"

The Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines" (Russian: Медаль «За восстановление угольных шахт Донбасса»; Ukrainian: Медаль «За відбудову вугільних шахт Донбасу», romanizedMedal «Za vidbudovu vuhilnykh shakht Donbasu») was a civilian state award of the Soviet Union established on September 10, 1947 by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR[1] to recognise personal achievements by participants in the recovery of the coal mines of the Donets Basin. The medal's statute was amended on July 18, 1980 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR № 2523-X.[2]

Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines"
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Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines" (obverse)
TypeCivilian medal
Awarded forOutstanding work and achievements in the Donbas coal mines recovery
Presented by Soviet Union
EligibilitySoviet citizens
StatusNo longer awarded
EstablishedSeptember 10, 1947
Total46,350
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Ribbon of the Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines"
Reverse of the Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines"

Medal statuteEdit

The Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines" was awarded to workers, clerks, engineering and business professionals, for outstanding work, high production performance and achievements in the recovery of the Donbas coal mines.[1]

Recommendations for award of the Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines" was made by business leaders, party and trade union organizations. Lists of potential recipients were reviewed on behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR by the Ministry of the Coal Industry of the USSR, the Ministry of Construction of the USSR or the Ministry of Chemical and Petroleum Industries of the western areas.[1]

Award of the Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines" was made on behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of regional executive committees of Soviets in the communities of the award recipients. The medal was to be worn with honour, to serve as an example of high awareness and observance of labour discipline and integrity in the performance of public duties.[1]

The Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines" was worn on the left side of the chest and when in the presence of other medals of the Soviet Union, located immediately after the Medal "For the Restoration of the Black Metallurgy Enterprises of the South".[2] When worn in the presence of Orders or medals of the Russian Federation, the latter have precedence.[3]

Medal descriptionEdit

The Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines" was a 32 mm in diameter circular brass medal. On its obverse, in the left half, the relief image of a restored mine, a flag waving atop the tower; on the right side, the relief image of a helmeted miner facing left carrying a jackhammer on his right shoulder; in the background at center, the Sun with rays going all the way to the top of the medal; along the upper circumference, the relief inscription "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines" (Russian: «За восстановление угольных шахт Донбасса»); along the lower circumference, the relief image of a five pointed star over a laurel wreath. On the reverse, the relief image of the hammer and sickle over the inscription on two lines in prominent letters "LABOUR IN THE USSR - A MATTER OF HONOUR" (Russian: «ТРУД В СССР — ДЕЛО ЧЕСТИ»).[1]

The Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines" was secured by a ring through the medal suspension loop to a standard Soviet pentagonal mount covered by an overlapping 24 mm silk moiré ribbon with 0,5 mm black edge stripes and three 5 mm wide gold stripes separated by two 4 mm wide black stripes.[1]

Recipients (partial list)Edit

The individuals below were recipients of the Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines".[4]

  • Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skochinsky
  • Aleksei Andreevich Naugolnykh
  • Ivan Vladimirovich Bobrov

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of September 10, 1947" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1947-09-10. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  2. ^ a b "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 18, 1980 № 2523-X" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1980-07-18. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  3. ^ "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  4. ^ "List of recipients of the Medal "For the Restoration of the Donbas Coal Mines" compiled from ru.Wikipedia". Russian Wikipedia. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)

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