The Order of Lenin (Russian: Орден Ленина, Orden Lenina), named after the leader of the Russian October Revolution, was the highest national order of the Soviet Union. Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages The October Revolution (Октябрьская революция Oktyabrskaya revolyutsiya) also known as the Soviet Revolution An Order is a Decoration, awarded by a government a dynastic house, or a religious body to an individual usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 The Order was bestowed for the following:
Those who were awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Hero of Socialist Labor were also given the Order at the same time. The title Hero of the Soviet Union ( Russian: Герой Советского Союза Geroy Sovyetskovo Soyuza) was the highest distinction in the Soviet Hero of Socialist Labor ( Russian: Герой Социалистического Труда Geroy Sotsialisticheskovo Truda) was an honorary title in the The Order was also bestowed on cities, companies, factories, regions, military units and ships. It was established by the Central Executive Committee on April 6, 1930. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The first native recipient was a Soviet newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda on May 23, 1930. Note "Komsomolskaya Pravda" should not be confused with Pravda. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. First five foreign recipients were a German and four American (one of the Americans was Frank Bruno Honey—on May 17, 1932) specialists, who received this award for helping in the reconstruction of Soviet industry and agriculture in 1931–1934. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar.  Two American air mechanics, Clyde Armistead and William Latimer Lavery, received the award on September 10, 1934 for participation in search and rescue operations of the steamship Cheliuskin. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. For the TV series of this title see Search and Rescue (TV series. A steamboat or steamship, sometimes called a steamer, is a ship in which the primary method of propulsion is steam power, typically driving a Propeller Chelyuskin («Челюскин» was a Soviet Steamship reinforced to navigate polar ice that became ice-bound in Arctic waters during
The final design of the Order of Lenin was accepted in 1934. Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Order consisted of a badge, featuring a disc bearing the portrait of Vladimir Lenin in silver. Silver (ˈsɪlvɚ is a Chemical element with the symbol " Ag " (argentum from the Ancient Greek: ἀργήντος - argēntos gen The disc is surrounded by two golden panicles of wheat, and a red flag with the word "Lenin" in Cyrillic script (Ленин). Gold (ˈɡoʊld is a Chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and Atomic number 79 Wheat ( Triticum spp is a worldwide cultivated grass from the Levant area of the Middle East. A flag is a piece of Cloth, often flown from a pole or mast, generally used Symbolically for signaling or identification A red star is placed on the left, and a Hammer and Sickle emblem is located at the bottom, also colored in red. The five-pointed red star, a Pentagram without the inner Pentagon, is a symbol of Communism as well as broader Socialism in general The hammer and sickle is a part of Communist symbolism and its usage indicates an association with Communism, Communist Party, or Communist state
Originally, the badge was worn on the left chest without ribbon. Later it was worn as a medal on a red ribbon with two yellow stripes on each edge (see image above). The chest ribbon is of the same design. (Note: The ribbon for the Order is the same as that of the British Fire Services' Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and )
The head of Lenin was originally made from silver. Silver (ˈsɪlvɚ is a Chemical element with the symbol " Ag " (argentum from the Ancient Greek: ἀργήντος - argēntos gen However, as time progressed, the head appeared in gold for a time and later was made from platinum until the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. Gold (ˈɡoʊld is a Chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and Atomic number 79 Platinum (ˈplætɪnəm is a Chemical element with the Atomic symbol Pt and an Atomic number of 78
In the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October, the doctor on the Red October tells the captain of the ship, Marko Ramius (Sean Connery) that his plan to scuttle the ship (and die with the other officers on board) rather than allow the Americans to capture it and the secret technology on board, whilst saving the non-commissioned crewmembers, would surely earn him the Order. Rear Admiral Vladimir Konstantinovich Konovalov, Владимир Константинович Коновалов ( December 5, 1911 – November 29, Fariza Vagabovna Magomadova ( Фариза Вагабовна Магомадова) (born April 4, 1925 in Chechnya) is a former Chechen Chechens ( Chechen: Hохчи / Noxçi) constitute the largest native Ethnic group originating in the North Caucasus region Female education is a catch-all term for a complex of issues and debates surrounding education ( Primary education, Secondary education, Tertiary education Kirill Timofievich Mazurov (Кирилл Тимофеевич Мазуров ( born March 25 1914 Homyel, Belarus - died December 19 1989 Boris Petrovich Mikhailov (Борис Петрович Михайлов (born October 6, 1944 in Moscow) is a former Soviet Ice hockey right Alexander Alexandrovich Morozov (Олександр Олександрович Морозов uk-Latn ''Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Morozov'' Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович For the engine see General Electric T64 The T-64 is a Soviet main battle tank, introduced in the late 1960s Elena Vyacheslavovna Mukhina ( Russian:Елена Вячеславовна Мухина ( June 1, 1960 - December 22, 2006) born in Gamal Abdel Nasser (جمال عبد الناصر Gamāl ‘Abd an-Nāṣir; - January 15 1918 September 28 1970) was the second President Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov (Фё́дор Матве́евич Охло́пков (born on March 2, 1908 died on May 28, 1968) was a World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Nikolai Alexeevich Ostrovsky (Николай Алексеевич Островский ( 29 September 1904 &ndash 22 December 1936) was Lyudmila Mikhailivna Pavlichenko ( Ukrainian: Людмила Михайлівна Павліченко Russian: Людмила Михайловна Павличенко Colonel Yevgeny Georgievich Pepelyaev (born 18 March 1918 in Bodaybo, Irkutsk, Eastern Siberia) is a Russian Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby or HAR Philby ( OBE: 1946-1965 ( 1 January, 1912 – 11 May, 1988) A split album featuring performances by bands The KGB and Alien Spy that was produced in 1997 Arnold Rüütel (ˈɑr̺nold̥ ˈr̺yːtɛl UPA: rüütel'' (born May 10, 1928) was the President of the Republic of Estonia from Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich ( Russian: ru Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович ( &ndash 9 August 1975 was a Russian Composer Captain Nikolay Sutyagin ( 5 May 1923 - 12 November 1986) was a Russian Fighter pilot in the Second World Semyon Konstantinovich Timoshenko (Семё́н Константи́нович Тимоше́нко Semën Konstantinovič Timošenko; &ndash March 31, 1970 Gherman Stepanovich Titov (Герман Степанович Титов ( September 11, 1935 &ndash September 20, 2000) was a Soviet Vladislav Aleksandrovich Tretiak MSM (Владисла́в Алекса́ндрович Третья́к born April 25, 1952 in the village Orudyevo Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky (Алекса́ндр Миха́йлович Василе́вский &ndash December 5 1977 was a Soviet military commander promoted Pyotr Pyotrovich Vershigora or Petro Vershigora ( Ukrainian: Вершигора Петро Петрович Russian: Вершигора Пётр Петрович Phạm Tuân, Hero of the Soviet Union (born February 14, 1947) was the first Vietnamese Cosmonaut and by extension he was also the Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov (Владислав Николаевич Волков b (Климе́нт Ефре́мович Вороши́лов Kliment Efremovič Vorošilov, Климент Єфремович Ворошилов popularly known as Klim Voroshilov Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Лев Ива́нович Я́шин (22 October 1929 – 20 March 1990 was a Russian Soviet football goalkeeper, considered by many to be Captain Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev (Васи́лий Григо́рьевич За́йцев vʌˈsʲilʲɪj grʲɪˈgorʲjevʲɪtɕ ˈzajtsɨf ( March 23, Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich (Яков Борисович Зельдович ( March 8, 1914 &ndash December 2, 1987) was a prolific Soviet Lyudmila Georgievna Zykina (Людмила Георгиевна Зыкина is a national Folk singer of Russia. The Hunt for Red October is a Novel by Tom Clancy. The story follows the intertwined adventures of Soviet Submarine captain Marko Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25 1930) is an Academy Award - Golden Globe - and BAFTA Award -winning Scottish
In the video game Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, the Soviet scientist Aleksandr Leonovitch Granin shows off his various awards including the Order of Lenin and boasts about being given the title of 'Hero of Socialism' for his development of the mobile ballistic missile system known as SS-1C (better known as Scud). (commonly abbreviated to MGS3) is a stealth action Video game directed by Hideo Kojima. A ballistic missile is a Missile that follows a Sub-orbital ballistic flightpath with the objective of delivering a warhead to a predetermined target Scud is a series of Tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War and exported widely to other countries
James Bond receives the Order in the 1985 film A View to a Kill. Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a Fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952 A View To A Kill (1985 is the fourteenth Spy film of the James Bond series, and the seventh and last to star Roger Moore as the fictional It is awarded by General Anatol Gogol, for saving the American microchip industry (and thus, by implication of heavy espionage, the Soviet microchip industry), which was going to be destroyed by the main villain Max Zorin. General Anatol Alexis Gogol is a fictional character in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Max Zorin is a fictional character and the main antagonist in the James Bond film A View to a Kill. In the movie, Bond is said to be the first non-Soviet citizen to receive the award, though this is not historically accurate. Various other villains and characters in the James Bond movie series have worn the Order on their uniforms, usually in the form of a ribbon bar.
In the 2008 film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Irina Spalko mentions that she has received three Orders of Lenin for 'knowing things before everyone else'.