Order of Lenin
|Order of Lenin|
Order of Lenin, Type 4 awarded from 1943 to 1991
|Awarded by the |
|Eligibility||Citizens of the Soviet Union; foreigners; institutions, enterprises and collectives|
|Status||No longer awarded (the very last award date 1991)|
|Established||April 6, 1930|
|First awarded||May 23, 1930|
|Last awarded||December 21, 1991|
Ribbon of the Order of Lenin
The Order of Lenin (
From 1944 to 1957, before the institution of specific length of service medals, the Order of Lenin was also used to reward 25 years of conspicuous military service. Those who were awarded the titles "
The first design of the Order of Lenin was sculpted by
The second design was awarded from 1934 until 1936. This was a solid gold badge, featuring a
The fourth design was awarded from 1943 until 1991. Design was same as previous, but was worn as a medal suspended from a ribbon (all previous were screwback).
The badge was originally worn by screwback on the left chest without ribbon. Later it was worn as a medal suspended from a red ribbon with pairs of yellow stripes at the edges (see image above). The