This book is dedicated to winning Soviet Republics, which later became part of the USSR and is continuing and the fourth publication in a large series «encyclopedia of Soviet awards» (first book «the Order of Lenin” was released in 2005, the second «Order of the red banner" in 2006, third «order of the red Star" - in 2008).
for the First time in Russian historiography such detail about the establishment of the national awards, about the history of their development and manufacture. With sufficient completeness refers to the practice of awarding and the holders of these awards and the related award documents. Contains many interesting facts and documents revealing the secrets of awarding a number of famous faces. For each award made detailed classification of types and varieties. The book provides information on the approximate number of known instances of each type of orders contained now in private collections and Museum collections. The book is richly illustrated and I would like to emphasize that many awards, documents and pictures are published for the first time. Also for the first time provides a detailed list of orders, taking into account all the variety of their options and varieties; also included and some trial signs. A big success was the ability to describe and to take good photos of the only known instance of a test order of the red banner of the Ukrainian SSR sample of 1925, as well as a trial order of the red banner of the Transcaucasian Soviet socialist Republic. Discovered and described in the book early versions of the orders of the Labour banner of the Armenian SSR and the red Star 3 tbsp. BNSR. Real monuments to be used, stored as in Russian museums and private collections, and foreign collections in Ukraine, Germany, USA and other countries. The publication provides detailed tables with data on awards and awardees, as well as other materials related to the national awards. Used archival materials stored in the State archive of the Russian Federation, the Department of written sources SHM, the Russian State military archive, as well as in foreign archives. All employees of these institutions who helped us with the work on the book, the authors Express their sincere thanks and deep appreciation. The book is intended for a wide circle of readers interested in the history of the award of the USSR, and for collectors and scientific specialists (Museum workers and archives).
N. Strekalov, I. sysoliatin, 2012 workbook Size 230*300 mm, the volume of 640 pages
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