Lenin Commemorative Centenary Jubilee Medal 1870 - 1970
Lenin Commemorative Centenary Jubilee Medal 1870 - 1970. All images are of the actual item. Price includes free standard postage within Australia.
The Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin" (1870 - 1970).
(Russian: Юбилейная медаль В ознаменование 100-летия со дня рождения Владимира Ильича Ленина»)Rare CCCP (USSR) Lenin Centenary (1870-1970) 24ct Gold Plated Commemorative Jubilee Medal.
This medal was a state commemorative item of the Soviet Union established by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on November 5, 1969 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin. Its statute was amended on July 18, 1980 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. It was awarded to eminent members of Soviet society, the military leadership and foreign members of the international communist and labour movements.
Medal Statute:The Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin" was established by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on behalf of the joint resolutions of the republican, territorial and regional Party offices, bodies of government and trade unions, orders of the Minister of Defence, of the Minister of Internal Affairs, of the Chairman of the State Security Committee of the Council of Ministers, of the Commanders of the Armed Forces of the USSR, commanders of military districts, groups of forces, air defence districts and fleets.
The medal was produced and awarded under three official designations, one civilian, one military, the last for award to foreigners. Each is distinguishable from the other by the awards' full names.
The Jubilee Medal "For Valiant Labour”
The Jubilee Medal "For Military Valour”
The Jubilee award to “Foreign Leaders”
For Valiant Labour
The Jubilee Medal "For Valiant Labour" was awarded to highly skilled senior workers, farmers, specialists of the national economy, employees of public institutions and public organizations, scientists and cultural figures, who displayed the highest examples of work in preparation for the anniversary of Lenin; to those who took an active part in the struggle for the establishment of Soviet power, or to protect the homeland, or who have made a significant contribution to their work in the building of socialism in the USSR, who helped the party to educate the younger generation by their personal example and social activities.
For Military Valour
The Jubilee Medal "For Military Valour" was awarded to soldiers of the Soviet Army, sailors of the Navy, troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, troops of the State Security Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, who displayed excellent performance in combat and political training, good results in the management and maintenance of combat readiness in preparation for the anniversary of Lenin.
For Foreign Leaders
The Jubilee Medal for Foreigners was awarded to foreign leaders of the international communist and labour movement and other progressive activists abroad.
The Medal is worn on the left breast and when worn with orders and medals of the Soviet Union, placed above them but below the "Gold Star" medal of Hero of the Soviet Union and/or the gold medal "Hammer and Sickle" of Hero of Socialist Labour, in their absence, in their place. When not worn, the ribbon of the medal should be located immediately after the ribbon of the Medal "For Distinguished Labour" in the ribbon bar. If worn in the presence or Orders or medals of the Russian Federation, the latter have precedence.
Each medal came with an attestation of award, this attestation came in the form of a small 8 cm by 11 cm cardboard booklet bearing the award's name, the recipient's particulars and an official stamp and signature on the inside.
The medal was a 32mm in diameter circular brass coin. All three variants, civilian, military and for award to foreigners shared the same basic design on the front with different variations on the reverse.