Order For Courage

The Order For Courage (Ukrainian: Орден «За мужність») is the Ukrainian award, established by Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma on August 21, 1996. The author is Ukrainian artist Mykola Lebid.

Order For Courage
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Order For Courage
Awarded by  Ukraine
Type3 grade order
EligibilityAny individual
Awarded forIndividual courage and heroism while rescuing people or valued materials while endangering own life
Statusissued
Statistics
EstablishedAugust 21, 1996
First awardedAugust 22, 1996 (2nd and 3rd Class)
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes
Next (lower)Order of Princess Olga
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Ribbon of the Order For Courage

Awards of the President of Ukraine For CourageEdit

Before August, 1996, personal bravery had been honoured with Awards of the President of Ukraine For Courage: the Star For Courage and the Cross For Courage instituted on April 29, 1995. On August 21, 1996, they were transformed into three classes of the Order For Courage. Recipients of Awards of the President of Ukraine such as the Star for Courage and the Cross For Courage are considered to be equal to the recipients of the Order For Courage and they are recognised as holders of the Order For Courage retaining the right to wear decorations that have been granted. Granting the Star For Courage and the Cross For Courage was discontinued following the institution of the Order For Courage.

the Star For Courage
(1995–1996)
the Cross For Courage
(1995–1996)
   

Medals, star and ribbons of the Order For CourageEdit

First Class Second Class Third Class
       
Ribbon
     

AwardeesEdit

  • Viktor Gurniak (1987 –2014) - Ukrainian scout, photographer, volunteer killed in the Russian-Ukrainian War.
  • Aleksandr Akimov (1953 – 1986) - Engineer and shift supervisor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant who worked tirelessly unto his death to mitigate the safety risks posed by the Chernobyl disaster.
  • Leonid Toptunov (died May 14, 1986) - In the control room at the reactor control panel at the moment of explosion, with Akimov; received fatal dose during attempts to restart feedwater flow into the reactor
  • Valery Khodemchuk (1951 - 1986) - Engineer who was the night shift circulating pump operator at the Chernobyl power plant and was the first victim of Chernobyl disaster
  • Yuri A. Vershynin - (died July 28, 1986) - In the turbine hall at the moment of explosion; received fatal dose (over 1,000 rad) during firefighting and stabilizing the turbine hall, died in a Moscow hospital
  • Anatoly I. Shapovalov (died May 19, 1986) - Electrician during the Chernobyl disaster.
  • Viktor V. Proskuryakov (died May 17, 1986) - Present in the control room at the moment of explosion; received fatal dose of radiation while attempting to enter the reactor hall to manually lower the control rods during the Chernobyl disaster
  • Valery I. Perevozchenko (died June 13, 1986) - Foreman during the Chernobyl disaster. Received fatal dose of radiation during attempt to locate and rescue Khodemchuk and others, approached the reactor hall together with Kudryavtsev and Proskuryakov
  • Oleksandr V. Novyk (died July 26, 1986) - Turbine equipment machinist-inspector during Chernobyl disaster Received fatal dosage of more than 1,000 rad during firefighting and stabilizing the turbine hall.

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