The Order of the Patriotic War was awarded to all soldiers in the Soviet armed forces, security troops, and to partisans for heroic deeds during the Great Patriotic War. In 1985 during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War, it was decided that all surviving veterans of the war would be awarded either 2nd or 1st class of the Order.
Type Two-grade order
Eligibility Soldiers in the Soviet armed forces, security troops, partisans, and allied personnel.
Awarded for Heroic deeds during the Great Patriotic War, later awarded to all surviving veterans of the war.
Status No longer awarded
Established 20 May 1942
Last awarded 1985 to surviving veterans of the war
Total awarded 1,370,000 during the war,
9,175,595 following 1985 awards