Exactly 25 years ago in our country there is a new award - the title of Hero of the Russian Federation. The first holders of the Golden stars began cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and major General Sulambek Oskanov.
The star of the Hero of Russia, and in fact gold is 21.5 grams precious metal 960-th sample. Block silver-plated, it is the Russian tricolor. To wear relies on the left side of the chest, above all the awards and medals. It looks the same as the star of Hero of the Soviet Union, only to present it once only, and this makes the award extra weight.
The identity of the Hero of Russia N1 astronaut Sergei Krikalev, he and awarding recognized in weightlessness, and even the change of times spent in space: flew into orbit from the Soviet Union, and returned to Russia. The star of the Hero in the hierarchy of state awards for the 1st place, but most importantly, behind each is a true feat of human dedication and unparalleled heroic act.
Just over a quarter of a century of the existence of Heroes of Russia have become little more than a thousand people. Almost half of them awarded posthumously. Focusing on these people with heroic stars, modern Russia is building a system of values. such people are rightly proud of the whole country.