The Medal "Veteran of Labour" (Russian: медаль «Ветеран труда») was a civilian labour award of the Soviet Union established on January 18, 1974 by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR to honour workers for many years of hard work in the national economy, sciences, culture, education, healthcare, government agencies and public organizations. Although it only had a relatively short eighteen years of existence, it was awarded nearly forty million times.


This Veteran of Labour award comes complete with award paperwork and a photo of the original owner, which was included when it arrived from my source. 

Soviet Russia/USSR Medal for the "Veteran of Labour" (w/ photo + document)

SKU: SOV0043