SMGSU012 CCCP soviet 3a Veteran of Labor award *SOLD


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The Medal “Veteran of Labor” (Russian: ?????? ???????? ??????) was a civilian labor award of the Soviet Union established on January 18, 1974 by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR[1] to honor workers for many years of hard work in the national economy, sciences, culture, education, healthcare, government agencies and public organizations.[1] Although it only had a relatively short eighteen years of existence, it was awarded nearly forty million times. Its regulations were detailed and approved by decree number 5999-VIII of May 20, 1974.[2] Its statute was amended by multiple successive decrees of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, first on June 8, 1977,[3] then on August 12, 1983[4] and lastly on December 28, 1987.[5] The medal ceased to be awarded following the December 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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