Hero of Socialist Labor (Russian: Герой Социалистического Труда, Geroy Sotsialisticheskogo Truda) was an honorary title in the Soviet Union and the highest degree of distinction for exceptional achievements in national economy and culture. Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 It provided a similar status to the title Hero of the Soviet Union that was awarded for heroic deeds, but unlike the latter, was not awarded to foreign citizens. The title Hero of the Soviet Union ( Russian: Герой Советского Союза Geroy Sovyetskovo Soyuza) was the highest distinction in the Soviet
The title was introduced by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union on December 27, 1938. A title is a prefix or suffix added to a person's name to signify either veneration an official position or a professional or academic qualification A decree is an order made by a Head of state or government and having the force of Law. The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet ( Президиум Верховного Совета in Russian, or Prezidium Verkhovnogo Soveta was a Soviet Events 537 - The Hagia Sophia is completed 1512 - The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It was awarded by the Presidium to people who had contributed their innovative ideas to the development of the Soviet industry, agriculture, transportation, trade, science and technology and promoted the might and the glory of the Soviet Union. A soviet (сове́т, "council" originally was a workers' local council in late Imperial Russia. For other uses of this term see Industry (disambiguation An industry (from Latin industrius, "diligent industrious" Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture Transport or transportation is the movement of people and goods from one place to another Trade is the willing exchange of goods, services, or both Trade is also called Commerce. Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding Technology is a broad concept that deals with a Species ' usage and knowledge of Tools and Crafts and how it affects a species' ability to control and adapt
The Heroes of Socialist Labour were awarded the highest decoration of the Soviet Union—the Order of Lenin—and given the certificate of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Design of the decoration The first design of the Order of Lenin was made of silver with A certificate is an official Document affirming some fact For example a Birth certificate or Death certificate testifies to basic facts regarding In order to specially distinguish the recipients of the award, they introduced the "Hammer and Sickle" gold medal by the decree of the Presidium on May 22, 1940. The hammer and sickle is a part of Communist symbolism and its usage indicates an association with Communism, Communist Party, or Communist state Gold Medal is an Album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music) Events 334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This medal was awarded together with the Order of Lenin and the certificate. The medal is always worn in full, just as with the Hero of the Soviet Union medal. The title Hero of the Soviet Union ( Russian: Герой Советского Союза Geroy Sovyetskovo Soyuza) was the highest distinction in the Soviet
Those Heroes of Socialist Labour who managed to attain further exceptional achievements were awarded the second "Hammer and Sickle" medal. In keeping with the status of the award, a bronze bust of the Double Hero should be constructed at his home town to mark this occasion. Bronze is any of a broad range of Copper alloys, usually with Tin as the main additive but sometimes with other elements such as Phosphorus A bust is a sculpted or cast representation of the upper part of the human figure depicting a person's head and Neck, as well as a variable portion of The triple Heroes of Socialist Labour should have their busts placed near the planned Palace of Soviets. The Palace of Soviets (Дворец Советов Dvorets Sovetov) was a project to construct an administrative center and a congress hall in Moscow, The third provision was never implemented as the Palace of Soviets was never built.
The medal was designed by the artist A. Pomansky. The size of the medal was chosen by Joseph Stalin, who invited actors costumed as typical workers, peasants, etc. Joseph Stalin ( ნამდვილი გვარი ჯუღაშვილი|Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili; March 5 1953 was General Secretary of the Communist Party to wear models of the medal in different sizes. Eventually he chose the diameter of the star to be 33. 5 mm.
The first recipient of the award was Joseph Stalin himself (20 December 1939). Events 69 - Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The second recipient of the award was the designer of machine guns Vasily Degtyaryov (2 January 1940). For other uses of the phrase see Machine Gun (disambiguation. Vasily Alekseyevich Degtyaryov (Васи́лий Алексе́евич Дегтярёв January 2, 1880, Tula &ndash January 16, 1949 Events 366 - The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers invading the Roman Empire. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The third time (and the last before the onset of the Great Patriotic War) the award was issued to nine weapons designers, including Fedor Tokarev, Boris Shpitalny, Nikolai Polikarpov, Alexander Yakovlev, and Vladimir Klimov. The term Great Patriotic War (Великая Отечественная война Velikaya Otechestvennaya Vojna) is used in Russia and some other Fedor Vasilievich Tokarev (Russian Фёдор Васи́льевич То́карев sometimes transliterated as Fyodor Vasilyevich or Fedor Vasilevich (1871&ndash1968 was a Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov (Никола́й Никола́евич Полика́рпов ( July 8 1892 - July 30 1944) was a Soviet aircraft Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Я́ковлев ( April 1, 1906 - August 22, 1989) was a Russian
By September 1, 1971, 16,245 people had been awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labour (including 4,497 women). Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. One hundred five people (including 25 women) have been awarded two or more "Hammer and Sickle" medals. As of 1991 (the break-up of the USSR), some 19,000 people have been awarded the title. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar.
Only the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union could deprive a person of this title. The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet ( Президиум Верховного Совета in Russian, or Prezidium Verkhovnogo Soveta was a Soviet