The Order of Saint Vladimir
Compiled and Researched by Margaret Odrowaz-Sypniewski

Cross of the Order of St. Vladimir of the First Class.

The Order of St. Vladimir was founded, in 1782, by Catherine II. The Order of St. Vladimir was second in rank only to the Order of St. Andrew. It was awarded for zealous military service and feats of arms for thirty-five years or more of irreproachable civil service. The order had five classes: Its insignia was an enameled gold cross, an eight-pointed star, and a ribbon of red moire with black borders.

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