Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kyiv"

The Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kyiv" (Russian: Медаль «В память 1500-летия Киева») was a state commemorative medal of the Soviet Union established by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on May 10, 1982[1] to commemorate the 1500th anniversary of the Hero City of Kyiv.

Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kyiv"
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Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kyiv" (obverse)
TypeCommemorative medal
Awarded forWartime and peacetime service to the city of Kyiv
Presented by Soviet Union
EligibilityCitizens of the Soviet Union
StatusNo longer awarded
EstablishedMay 10, 1982
First awardedMay 26, 1982
Total780,180
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Ribbon of the Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kyiv"
Reverse of the Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kyiv"
Boris Rybakov, a recipient of the Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kyiv"

Medal StatuteEdit

The Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kyiv" was awarded to workers, to specialists of the national economy, to workers of science and culture, of government agencies and community organizations, to military personnel, to retirees and other individuals who contributed to the economic, social and cultural development of the city, if residents of Kyiv or its suburbs for at least 10 years; to participants in the defence of Kyiv during the Great Patriotic War, to veterans awarded the medal "For Defence of Kyiv", to partisans and fighters of the underground who fought in Kyiv and its vicinity, for participation in the liberation of the city as part of the Soviet Armed Forces, regardless of where they might now live.[1]

The Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kyiv" was awarded by the Executive Committee of the Kyiv City Council on behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.[1]

The medal was worn on the left side of the chest and in the presence of other medals of the Soviet Union, was located immediately after the Medal "In Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Leningrad".[1] If worn in the presence of medals and Orders of the Russian Federation, the latter have precedence.[2]

Medal DescriptionEdit

The Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kyiv" was a 32mm in diameter circular brass medal. The obverse bears the relief image of deployed banners and divergent beams as a background to the Kyiv monument in honour of the Great October Socialist Revolution. Along the upper circumference of the medal, the inscription: "In Commemoration of the 1500 Anniversary of Kyiv" (Russian: «В память 1500-летия Киева»). On the reverse, in the upper part is an image of a "Gold Star" of Hero of the Soviet Union, just below it the inscription in two lines "GLORY TO THE HERO-CITY!" (Russian: «ГОРОДУ-ГЕРОЮ СЛАВА!»). In the lower part, the image of the building of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR, to its right, the image of the Sophia Museum, a cultural monument of the eleventh century.[1]

The medal is secured to a standard Russian pentagonal mount by a ring through the medal suspension loop. The mount is covered by a 24mm wide green silk moiré ribbon with a red 2mm left edge stripe, a blue 2mm right edge stripe and a central 8mm red stripe flanked by two 0,5mm wide gold edge stripes on each side spaced 1mm apart.[1]

Recipients (partial list)Edit

The individuals listed below were recipients of the Medal "In Commemoration of the 1500th Anniversary of Kyiv".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 10, 1982" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1982-05-10. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  2. ^ "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-02-28.

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