Order of Labour Glory

The Order of Labour Glory (Russian: Орден Трудовой Славы) was a Soviet civilian award created on 18 January 1974 by the decision of the Praesidium of Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Closely modelled on the Order of Glory, it was meant to be its civilian counterpart, awarded for exceptional labour achievements. In the same way as the Order of Glory, it was divided in three classes (the highest being the 1st class), with a person initially received the third degree, and subsequently promoted to higher degrees for further achievements. It also gave a certain number of material benefits to their owners, such as pension raises or free travel in city transports.

Order of Labour Glory
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Order Of Labour Glory, 1st class
Awarded by the  Soviet Union
TypeThree-grade order
EligibilitySoviet citizens and institutions including factories
Awarded foraccomplishments in labour, the civil service, literature, the arts and sciences
StatusNo longer awarded
EstablishedJanuary 18, 1974
First awardedAugust 9, 1974
Last awardedDecember 21, 1991
Total awarded
  • 1st class – 952
  • 2nd class – 50,000+
  • 3rd class – 650,000+
Next (higher)Order of the Badge of Honour
RelatedOrder of Glory
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Ribbon of the Order of Labour Glory

In 1991, the following number of awards were made:

  • 1st class – 952
  • 2nd class – 50,000+
  • 3rd class – 650,000+

Medals and ribbonsEdit

First Class Second Class Third Class