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Order of the Red Banner

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Ios Teper wearing his medals including the Order of the Red Banner (in the top right-hand row of medals, on the inner edge of his lapel), April 2005

The Soviet government of Russia established the Order of the Battle Red Banner, better-known as the Order of the Red Banner (in Russian: Орден Крaсного Знамены Orden Krasnogo Znameni) on September 16, 1918 during the Russian Civil War. It continued later on as the award of the Soviet government of the USSR. The USSR established the all-Soviet Order of the Red Banner on August 1, 1924.

During the Russian Civil War there existed similarly-named orders established by the governments of several other constituent and nonconstituent Soviet republics.

The Order of the Red Banner recognised military deeds. Before the establishment of the Order of Lenin on April 6, 1930, the Order of the Red Banner functioned as the highest (and practically the only) military order of the USSR. Practically all well-known Soviet commanders became Cavaliers of the Order of the Red Banner.

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The order consisted of a white-enamelled badge, which had a golden Hammer and Sickle badge surrounded by two golden panicles of wheat on a Red Star, backed by crossed hammer, plough, torch and a red flag bearing the motto Proletariats (Workers) of the World, Unite!. This was surrounded by two golden panicles of wheat; at the bottom was the letters 'CCCP' (USSR).

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The Order was originally presented as a badge, which was worn on the left chest. A ribbon attachment was added, which consisted of a red ribbon bearing a wide white central stripe and a narrow white stripe on the edges.

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