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Imperial Russian Orders & Medals Catalogue - Order of Saint Andrew - Order of Saint Catherine - Order of Saint Alexander Nevsky - Order of Saint George -

Order of Saint Vladimir - Order of Saint Anna - Order of Saint Stanislaus - Order of the White Eagle - Soldiers' Medals for Bravery & Merit - Commemorative Medals


 

 

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The Order of Saint Vladimir was established by Empress Catherine II on 22 September 1782.  Bestowal of the Order was initially for meritorious service to the Nation but was extended to acts of military bravery; in which case, it was awarded with swords.

1.  The Order of Saint Vladimir, First & Second Class:  The Badge bears the crowned Imperial mantle of ermine with the initials "S.V." at its centre. Issue badges were red-enamelled and averaged 50 mm x 50 mm. Badges in black enamel could be purchased privately for full-dress wear. The 1st Class badge was worn at the left hip, suspended by a sash from the right shoulder.  The 2nd class badge was worn from a neck cravat.

The Order of Saint Vladimir, First or Second Class was presented for meritorious service away from the field of battle or in a civilian role. 

 

2.  The Order of Saint Vladimir, First & Second Class with Swords:    Presented for valour in the face of the enemy.  Similar to the 1st and 2nd class badges but with crossed swords between the arms of the cross.  The Order of Saint Vladimir, First or Second Class with Swords was presented for bravery in the field of battle

 
 

3.  The Order of Saint Vladimir, Third Class:    Presented for meritorious service away from the field of battle or in a civilian role.  Similar to the 1st and 2nd class badges but the cross' dimensions are reduced to aaaaa x aaaaa and the 3rd class badge was worn from a neck cravat.

 
   
 

4.  The Order of Saint Vladimir, Third Class with Swords:    Presented for valour in the face of the enemy.  Similar to the 1st and 2nd class badges but the cross' dimensions are reduced to aaaaa x aaaaa and the 3rd class badge was worn from a neck cravat.

 
   
 

5.  The Order of Saint Vladimir, Fourth Class:    Presented for meritorious service away from the field of battle or in a civilian role.  Similar to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd class badges but the cross' dimensions were further reduced to aaaaa x aaaaa and the badge was suspended from a kolodka-mounted ribbon worn on the left breast.

 
   
 

6.  The Order of Saint Vladimir, Fourth Class:    Presented for meritorious service away from the field of battle or in a civilian role.  Similar to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd class badges but the cross' dimensions were further reduced to aaaaa x aaaaa and the badge was suspended from a kolodka-mounted ribbon worn on the left breast.

 
   
 

7. The Order of Saint Vladimir, First & Second Class Stars:  The diagonal rays of the eight-pointed star were gilded, the horizontal and vertical rays were silver. The average diameter of the stars is 90 mm.

8 The Order of Saint Vladimir, First & Second Class with Swords Stars:

a) The Order of Saint Vladimir, First & Second ClassStar with Swords:

 

b) The Order of Saint Vladimir, First & Second Class Star with Top-Mounted Swords:

     
 
 

c) The Order of Saint Vladimir, First & Second Class Faceted Star with Top-Mounted Swords:

 

d) The Order of Saint Vladimir, First & Second Class Star with Diamonds and Top-Mounted Swords:

     
 
     

9. The Order of Saint Vladimir, Badges for Long Service with Swords:
 

a) The Order of St. Vladimir Cross for 25 Years' Long Service - A special class of the Order of St. Vladimir 4th Class, presented for 25 Years of long service with an unblemished record.

 

The Order of St. Vladimir Cross for 35 Years' Long Service - A special class of the Order of St. Vladimir 4th Class, presented for 35 Years of long service with an unblemished record.