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The Medal "For Courage" was created by the decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on October 17, 1938. It was awarded to soldiers of the Soviet Army, Navy, border and internal troops and other citizens of the USSR, as well as to persons who are not citizens of the USSR, for personal courage and bravery displayed in battles against the enemies of the socialist fatherland, while protecting the state border of the USSR, during the performance of military duties in circumstances involving a risk to life.

The first three Medals for Courage were awarded only three days later to three border guards for acts of bravery during the Battle of Lake Khasan. More than 4,2 million were awarded during the Great Patriotic War. From its creation in 1938 to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, 4,569,893 medals were awarded, many posthumously.

The Medal "For Courage" is a 37 mm in diameter circular silver medal with a raised rim on both the obverse and reverse. On the obverse, in the upper part are three aircraft flying from right to left. Below the aircraft is the impressed inscription in two lines "FOR COURAGE" and below the inscription is a (T-35) tank with its forward left corner closest to the front. As the Soviet variant it has the additional impressed inscription "USSR" below the tank just above and following the curvature of the medal's obverse lower rim, the current Russian medals have no such inscription. The medal's reverse is plain except for the award serial number.

27 g of '925 Silver
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