March 12, 2012

State awards of the Russian Federation.

Russia released a set of 3 stamps of State awards depicting "Golden Star" "Order of Saint George" and  "For Merit" on 2nd March 2012.

The medal "Golden Star" – is a special sign of distinction that is awarded the Heroes of the Russian Federation. The honorary title of Hero of the Russian Federation is assigned by the President of the Russian Federation for services to the state and the people associated with the commission of heroic deeds.

The medal "Order of Saint George" – is the highest military award of the Russian Federation. It rewards the senior officers for the conduct of military operations which resulted in the complete defeat of the enemy.

The medal "For Merit" is awarded to citizens for outstanding achievements related to strengthening of Russian statehood, achievements in work, the strengthening of peace and friendship between the peoples and the protection of the motherland.

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