Russia: Links and Other References
Yuri Yashnev, who has been most generous in sharing information and pictures even as new decorations are instituted; Dave Devine (Rusty Knight) for his kind permission to use any of his images, Emmanuel Halleaux, Andreas M. Shulz Ising, Dudley Wall and Paul Wood, generous as ever, and David Ashley Pritchard who has sent many pictures of Imperial Russian awards. François Dutil has spent a lot of time attempting to make sense of modern Russian Federation awards, his ongoing work is on Wikipedia. Roman Slivin has been extremely helpful regarding the awards of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Especial thanks to the Russian Orthodox Church and the Calendar "Awards and medals of Russian Orthodox church for 2001" for the use of images.
Russian Federation - State awards and honorary titles of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation - State Decorations of Russia - site is in Russian, but includes illustrations and regulations for current Russian awards.
Ministry of Defence of Russia - Honours - listing of Ministry of Defence medals including award criteria
M. Andersson - Medals and Orders of the USSR.
Oldrich Andrysek - Soviet Medals and Orders - a well-constructed site with some fine information & pictures.
Arthur G. Bates Soviet Military Awards - an awesome and authoritative collection of information.
Eric Bush - Ribbons of the Soviet Union
Lucasz Gaszewski - IEPE Orders and Medals of the Russian Federation
Lucasz Gaszewski - Orders and Medals of Imperial Russia - ribbon chart
Lucasz Gaszewski - Orders and Medals of the USSR - ribbon chart
Andrew Kuznetsov USSR Orders and Medals - this site is in Russian, but even if you cannot read it, the illustrations are beautiful.
Eugene Lozovsky - Russian Orders and Medals
Ed Maier - Red Army Militaria - dealer specialising in the orders and medals of the Soviet Union. He also supplies Soviet badges and propaganda posters and Imperial Russian items. Most items are illustrated.
Jeremy Newman - Jeremy's Medals: USSR
Andreas M. Schulze Ising - The Russian Agricultural Merit Order - 1913
Yuri Yashnev - For Merit: Russia - includes Imperial Russia, the Russian Federation and more.
ОНАГРАДАХ.РУ - Russian-language portal about awards and recipients, both USSR and Russian Federation
Russianmilitaria.com - a fine dealer site with an excellent range of Russian material.
Dimitri Markov (Medal Dealer) - Coins and Medals - items for sale
Russian Glory - site covering all aspects of Soviet awards, including recipient research and sales
Wikipedia - Awards and Decorations of the Russian Federation
Russian Fire Service - Awards - appear to be unofficial, but some are quite beautiful!
Alan W. Hazelton The Russian Imperial Orders. New York: The American Numismatic Society, 1932 (Numismatic Notes and Monograms, No. 51).
O. Kuznetsov Departmental Medals of the Ministry of Defence 2000. 2000.
S.B. Patrikeev and A. D. Bojnovich Badges of Russia volume 3, 2005.
Michael B. Riley The Campaign Medals of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics OMSA Monograph # 21.
Guy Stair Sainty & Rafal Heydel-Mankoo (Eds) World Orders of Knighthood and Merit Burke's Peerage and Gentry, 2006.
Sergey Shishkov & Mikhail Muzalevsky Orders and Medals of the USSR 1918-1991. Voron Publishing. 2000.
Robert Werlich Russian orders, decorations, and medals, including those of imperial Russia, the provisional government, the civil war, and the Soviet Union, Quaker Press, 1981.
Page last updated: 20 February 2013