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Awarded Czechoslovaks soldiers in USSR
Gold Star of a "Hero of the Soviet Union"
Established: honorary title "Hero of the Soviet Union" established 16.04.1934 by Decree of CIK SSSR, with the Gold Star medal instituted 01.08.1939 by Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet.
Awarded to: persons for personal or collective deeds of heroism rendered to the USSR.
Grades or repetitive conferment: recipient of the Gold Star of a "Hero of the Soviet Union" at same time received the Order of Lenin and a Diploma of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet. In case of second awarding of the Gold Star of a "Hero of the Soviet Union", the recipient would have a sculptural bronze bust built in the place of his birth.

First awarded Czechoslovak in USSR:
the 1st company commander second lieutenant Jaroš Otakar for the battle of Sokolovo village (08.03.1943), who was also the first foreigner [1] awarded by this highest Soviet decoration at all. Otakar Jaroš was awarded on 17.04.1943 and promoted to captain in memoriam.
Number awarded Czechoslovaks: 5
[17.04.1943] Jaroš Otakar [I/M] - battle of Sokolovo
[21.12.1943] Buršík Josef - battle of Kiev
[21.12.1943] Sochor Antonín - battle of Kiev
[21.12.1943] Tesařík Richard - battle of Kiev
[10.08.1945] Vajda Stěpan [I/M] for combat merit
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Sochor Antonín, Buršík Josef, Tesařík Richard - heroes of the USSR
Sochor Antonín, Buršík Josef, Tesařík Richard - heroes of the USSR



[I/M] - in memoriam.
[1] - title "Hero of the Soviet Union" during WW2 obtained in all 12 foreigners: 6 Czechoslovaks, 4 French and 2 Poles.

abreviations:
CIK SSSR - Centralnyj ispolnitelnyj komitet SSSR (Central Executive Committee of USSR).

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