Medal of Marshal Baghramyan

The Medal of Marshal Baghramyan (Armenian: «Մարշալ Բաղրամյան» Մեդալ) is a state award of the Republic of Armenia awarded first and foremost to veterans of the Great Patriotic War as well as active servicemen of the Armed Forces of Armenia. It is named in honour of Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Bagramyan, one of the few ethnic Armenians to attain that rank and the second non-Slavic military officer (after Latvian Max Reyter) to command a Red Army Front. It was instituted in 1997 on the occasion of his centennial.[1]

Medal of Marshal Baghramyan
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Medal of Marshal Baghramyan
TypeState decoration
Awarded forBravery, selflessness and personal courage in fighting for the protection of the Motherland.
Presented by Armenia
EligibilityMembers of the armed forces and veterans of the Second World War
Established11 May 1997
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Ribbon of the Medal of Marshal Baghramyan
Next (higher)Combat Service Medal

Award statuteEdit

Ivan Bagramyan, who is the namesake for the medal, during a military parade in Riga in 1955.

The Marshal Baghramyan Medal is awarded to persons who participated in hostilities in the Second World War, labor veterans who are actively involved in the education of youth in a military-patriotic spirit, generals and officers, rank and file and sergeants of the armed forces, which were directly involved in the hostilities during the defense of the borders of Armenia. An application for the award of the Marshal Baghramyan Medal is submitted by the Council of the Union of Veterans of the Ministry of Defense as well as the Marshal Baghramyan Foundation. The medal is awarded on the orders of Ministry of Defense of Armenia.[2] The medal is issued a certificate of wearing it. The medal is worn on the left side of the chest, after the Combat Service Medal. The medal may also be awarded to veterans and military personnel of the CIS countries and other states.[3] Every year, on Shushi Liberation Day (8 May), which is the eve of Victory and Peace Day, the Minister of Defense of Armenia presents about 100 medals to Armenian veterans.[4]




On 18 July 2002, the Armenian Embassy in Tbilisi ceremonially awarded 8 veterans of the 89th Rifle Division with the medal.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Medal of Marshal Baghramyan".
  2. ^ О медали «Маршал Баграмян» на официальном сайте Министерства обороны Республики Армения
  3. ^ Заместитель министра обороны Армении наградил ветеранов Ростовской области (агентство «DonNews»)
  4. ^ a b О вручении министром обороны Армении Микаелем Арутюняном медалей «Маршал Баграмян» армянским ветеранам. 2 мая 2008 года. (ИАЦ «Евразия»)
  5. ^ "ՀՀ պաշտպանության նախարարությունը "Մարշալ Բաղրամյան" մեդալով պարգևատրել է Տավուշի մարզպետ Հայկ Չոբանյանին - Տավուշի մարզպետարան".
  6. ^ "8 Veterans of Georgia Were Decorated with "Marshal Baghramyan" Medal".