Order for Courage
|Order for Courage|
|Type||3 grade order|
|Awarded for||Individual courage and heroism while rescuing people or valued materials while endangering own life|
|Established||August 21, 1996|
|First awarded||August 22, 1996 (2nd and 3rd Class)|
|Next (higher)||Order of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes|
|Next (lower)||Order of Princess Olga|
Awards of the President of Ukraine for CourageEdit
Before August, 1996, personal bravery had been honoured with Awards of the President of Ukraine for Courage: the Star for Courage and the Cross for Courage instituted on April 29, 1995. On August 21, 1996, they were transformed into three classes of the Order for Courage. Recipients of Awards of the President of Ukraine, such as the Star for Courage and the Cross for Courage, are considered to be equal to the recipients of the Order for Courage and they are recognised as holders of the Order for Courage retaining the right to wear decorations that have been granted. Granting the Star For Courage and the Cross for Courage was discontinued following the institution of the Order for Courage.
|the Star for Courage
|the Cross for Courage|
Medals, star and ribbons of the Order for CourageEdit
|First Class||Second Class||Third Class|
- Viktor Gurniak (1987 - 2014) - Ukrainian scout, photographer, volunteer killed in the Russian-Ukrainian War.
- Aleksandr Akimov (1953 - 1986) - Engineer and shift supervisor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant who worked tirelessly unto his death to mitigate the safety risks posed by the Chernobyl disaster.
- Leonid Toptunov (1960 - 1986) - In the control room at the reactor control panel at the moment of explosion, with Akimov; received fatal dose during attempts to restart feedwater flow into the reactor
- Valery Khodemchuk (1951 - 1986) - Engineer who was the night shift circulating pump operator at the Chernobyl power plant and was the first victim of Chernobyl disaster
- Yuri A. Vershynin - (died July 28, 1986) - In the turbine hall at the moment of explosion; received fatal dose (over 1,000 rad) during firefighting and stabilizing the turbine hall, died in a Moscow hospital
- Anatoly I. Shapovalov (died May 19, 1986) - Electrician during the Chernobyl disaster.
- Viktor V. Proskuryakov (died May 17, 1986) - Present in the control room at the moment of explosion; received fatal dose of radiation while attempting to enter the reactor hall to manually lower the control rods during the Chernobyl disaster
- Valery I. Perevozchenko (died June 13, 1986) - Foreman during the Chernobyl disaster. Received fatal dose of radiation during attempt to locate and rescue Khodemchuk and others, approached the reactor hall together with Kudryavtsev and Proskuryakov
- Oleksandr V. Novyk (died July 26, 1986) - Turbine equipment machinist-inspector during Chernobyl disaster Received fatal dosage of more than 1,000 rad during firefighting and stabilizing the turbine hall.
- Vladimir I. Tishura (15.12.1959 - 10.5.1986) - First responding firefighter to the Chernobyl disaster, received a fatal dose of radiation while extinguishing fires on the roof of reactor 3.
- Viktor N. Kibenok (17.2.1963 - 11.5.1986) - Chief of the Pripyat Fire Department, first responder to the Chernobyl disaster. Received a fatal dose of radiation while extinguishing fires on the roof of reactor 3 and around the ventilation chimney.
- Vladimir P. Pravik (13.6.1962 - 11.5.1986) - The first firefighter to arrive on the scene of the Chernobyl disaster, coordinated firefighting efforts on the roof of the turbine hall and the roof of reactor 3. Received a fatal radiation dose while on the roof of reactor 3.
- Vasily I. Ignatenko (13.3.1961 - 13.5.1986) - First responding firefighter after the Chernobyl explosion. Extinguished fires around the ventilation chimney and helped carry his comrades down from the roof. He received a fatal radiation dose while on reactor 3's roof. (13 Sv)
- Leonid P. Telyatnikov (25.1.1951 - 2.12.2004) - Chief of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant FD, arrived 10 minutes after the explosion and coordinated all firefighting efforts at the site. He also helped his men into ambulances. (6 Sv)
- Nikolai I. Titenok (5.12.1962 - 16.5.1986) - First responder to the Chernobyl disaster. He was a sergeant from the Pripyat Fire Department. Helped firefighting on the roof of reactor 3.
- Nina Strokata Karavanska (1.31.1926 - 8.2.1998) - "for civil courage, devotion in the struggle for the establishment of the ideals of freedom and democracy, and on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Ukrainian Public Group to promote the implementation of the Helsinki Accords.”
- Laws of Ukraine «About the state awards of Ukraine»
- State award of Ukraine – Order for Courage
- Order for Courage
- Mykola Lebid - the artist and author of the "Order for Courage"