Medal For the Defense of Leningrad

Awarded to all Soviet military and civilians who participated in the defence of Leningrad between 8 September 1941 and 27 January 1944.

Medal for the defense of Leningrad
32mm in diameter circular brass medal, relief inscription “FOR DEFENCE OF LENINGRAD”
defense medal
Inscription on the reverse “FOR OUR SOVIET MOTHERLAND”

Type Campaign medal

Eligibility Citizens of the Soviet Union

Awarded for Participation in the defence of Leningrad

Status No longer awarded

Established December 22, 1942

Total awarded 1,470,000