Order of Friendship of Peoples

Order of Friendship of Peoples
Type Individual/Organizational Award
Status No longer issued
Established December 17, 1972
First awarded December 29, 1972
Last awarded December 21, 1991
Total awarded 72 760
Next (higher) Order of the Red Banner of Labour
Next (lower) Order of the Badge of Honour


The Order of Friendship of Peoples (Russian: Орден Дружбы народов) was an order of the Soviet Union, and was awarded to persons (including non-citizens), organizations, enterprises, military units, as well as administrative subdivisions of the USSR for accomplishments in strengthening of inter-ethnic and international friendship and cooperation, for economical, political, scientific, military, and cultural development of the Soviet Union.

It was established on December 17, 1972, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Soviet Union. The status of Order was slightly amended by the Supreme Council of Soviet Union in July 1980. It was abolished in December 1991. In the Russian Federation it was replaced by the Order of Friendship.

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