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Army General Margelov Medal
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Army General Margelov Medal (obverse)
Awarded by  Russian Federation Ministry of Defence
Type Departmental Award
Eligibility Military and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces of Russia
Awarded for see Statue of Awarding
Statistics
Established 6 May 2005
Precedence
Next (higher) Army General Khrulev Medal
Next (lower) Major General Alexander Alexandrov Medal
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Ribbon of the Army General Margelov Medal

The Army General Margelov Medal ([Медаль Генерал Армии Маргелов] Error: {{Lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is an award of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation established by Order No. 182 of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation of 6 May 2005.[1][2] It is named after the renowned past commander of Soviet Airborne Troops Army General Vasily Margelov. The medal is awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Russian Airborne Troops for good service.

Award Statute

The Army General Margelov Medal is awarded to Russian military personnel serving in the Airborne Troops (VDV) for good service of 15 years or more if previously awarded the Decoration "For Merit" of Airborne Troops. It is also awarded to civilian personnel of the VDV for good service of more than 20 years. The medal can be awarded to veterans of the VDV who are in the reserve or retired, and those who have served for more than 25 years. The medal can also be awarded to military and civilian personnel of the Russian Armed Forces for contributions to the development of the VDV.[3]

The Russian Federation Order of Precedence dictates that the medal is worn immediately after the Army General Khrulev Medal.[1]

Award Description

The Army General Margelov Medal is a 32 mm in diameter circular medal made of gilt metal. Its obverse bears a portrait of Vasily Margelov, with tanks and aircraft dropping paratroopers above the general. At the top, there is a relief inscription on two lines "Army General Margelov" (Russian: "Генерал армии МАРГЕЛОВ") . Under the inscription, there is a relief of three howitzers and three BMD infantry fighting vehicles.[2]

The reverse of the medal bears the emblem of the Airborne Troops in the centre, with the embossed inscription "Ministry of Defence" at the top of the medal. The text "Russian Federation" is inscribed at the bottom of the medal.[2]

The medal is suspended from a Russian pentagonal mount by a ring through the metal suspension loop. The mount is covered by an overlapping 24 mm wide silk moiré ribbon with the distinctive left half of Russian Defence Ministry awards consisting of a 2 mm black edge stripe and yellow to the centre, the right half is blue.[2]

Notable Recipients (partial list)

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "«Военно-исторический журнал» — №9 — 2008 г". Russian Federation Ministry of Defense. http://history.milportal.ru/arxiv/voenno-istoricheskij-zhurnal-2008-g/voenno-istoricheskij-zhurnal-9-2008-g/. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Медаль "Генерал армии Маргелов"" (in Russian). Russian Federation Ministry of Defense. 2007-05-26. Archived from the original on May 26, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070526065004/http://www.mil.ru/849/12215/12346/12394/12780/index.shtml. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  3. "Медаль "Генерал армии Маргелов" : Министерство обороны Российской Федерации". http://stat.heraldy.mil.ru/heraldry/badges/info.htm?id=10372752@morfAwards. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  4. "В Москве после тяжелой и продолжительной болезни скончался видный военачальник – генерал-полковник в отставке Ачалов Владислав Алексеевич" (in Russian). Russian Federation Ministry of Defense. 24 June 2011. http://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=10554445@egNews. 
  5. Hero of the Soviet Union medal.png  Gennady Anashkin at the "Герои страны" ("Heroes of the Country") website (Russian)
  6. Hero of the Soviet Union medal.png  Vyacheslav Bocharov at the "Герои страны" ("Heroes of the Country") website (Russian)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 "Медаль Министерства обороны РФ "Генерал армии Маргелов"" (in Russian). http://onagradah.ru/medal-ministerstva-oborony-rf-general-armii-margelov-2/#. 
  8. "Шпак Георгий Иванович" (in Russian). Russian Federation Ministry of Defense. http://structure.mil.ru/structure/forces/airborne/history/leaders/more.htm?id=11281334@morfHeroes. 
  9. Image of Yevtukhovich wearing his ribbons on Commons

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