The Jubilee Medal "70 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" (Russian: Юбилейная медаль «70 лет Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941–1945 гг.») is a state commemorative medal of the Russian Federation. It was established on December 21, 2013 by Presidential Decree № 931 to denote the 70th anniversary of the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany. It's award criteria were later ratified by presidential decree № 175rp of June 4, 2014.
The Jubilee Medal "70 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" is currently awarded to soldiers and civilian employees of the Armed Forces of the USSR for participation in hostilities in the Great Patriotic War 1941 – 1945, guerrillas and members of underground organisations operating in occupied territories of the USSR, persons who were awarded the medal "For Victory over Germany" or "For Victory over Japan", persons awarded for their selfless work the Medal "For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" or "For Labour Merit" or any of the "Defence" medals of the cities or regions of the USSR; to persons who worked in the period from 22 June 1941 to May 9, 1945 for no less than six months, excluding the period of work in the temporarily occupied territories; former under-age prisoners of concentration camps, ghettos and other places of detention established by the Nazis and their allies; foreign nationals from outside the Commonwealth of Independent States who fought in the national military forces in the USSR, as part of guerilla units, underground groups, and other anti-fascist groups who have made significant contribution to victory in the Patriotic War and who were awarded state awards of the USSR or Russian Federation.
The Jubilee Medal "70 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" is a 32mm in diameter silvered circular medal. Its obverse bears the relief image of the Order of the Patriotic War, between the two lower rays of the star, the numbers "1945 – 2015." On the reverse, the relief inscription in seven lines "70 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941 – 1945." (Russian: "70 лет Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941 – 1945 гг.").
The medal is suspended by a ring through the award's suspension loop to a standard Russian pentagonal mount covered with an overlapping 24mm wide silk moiré Order of the Patriotic War ribbon bordered with 6mm wide St. George Ribbon.
- Awards and decorations of the Russian Federation
- Awards and decorations of the Soviet Union
- "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of December 21, 2013 No 931" (in Russian). Russian Gazette.
- "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of June 4, 2014 No 175rp" (in Russian). Russian Gazette.
- The Commission on State Awards to the President of the Russian Federation
- The Russian Gazette In Russian
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