The exhibition presents the monuments of faleristics of the State Historical Museum, visitors can get acquainted with the history of the development of award systems, evaluate their mutual influence and evolution.
The central part of the exposition is occupied by a complex of awards of the Russian Empire — from the first and highest Russian Order of St. Andrew the First Called to the awards of the Kingdom of Poland included in the Russian award system. Among them is the Badge of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Grand Cross), a model of the spiritual and knightly order that has survived to the present day; the star of the Order of St. Catherine, a unique “female” order; the block of the full St. George cavalier; the badge of the Order of St. George IV degree on the ribbon, which belonged to General M. D. Skobelev. At the exhibition you can see not only Russian orders, but also insignia and award medals, which were an integral part of the Russian award system.
The Soviet period will be represented by a series of special screenings that will take place within the framework of the exhibition. Visitors will see the republican Orders of the Red Banner of the Azerbaijan SSR No. 15 (1921-1922) and the Red Star of the Bukhara People’s Soviet Republic (1922-1925), as well as the Order of the Red Banner of the USSR No. 48766, which belonged to pilot M. S. Orlov, and the Order of the Patriotic War.
Among the awards of European states, there are two main branches of the order — the oldest dynastic orders common to European countries, and state ones — for example, the Orders of the Golden Fleece and the Legion of Honor.
The complex of Asian and African awards of the exhibition will introduce the features of award systems that are not related to the Christian world, with their symbols and unusual design solutions of orders. Here you can also see the Eastern award weapons – the traditional Asian award.
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