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Hero of the Russian Federation

is an honorary title established in 1992 and awarded by the President of Russia as recognition of services to the state and the people of Russia involving a heroic deed. Heroes of the Russian Federation are presented with a special award, the Gold Star medal.

The medal made of gold and weighing 21.5 grams is a five-pointed star with polished interfacial arms on the front, each arm measuring 15 millimetres. The medal is suspended from a metallic, gold-plated medal-ribbon brooch 15 millimetres high and 19.5 millimetres wide, wrapped in tri-colour moire ribbon in the colours of the Russian Federation State Flag.

The title of the Hero of the Russian Federation has been awarded to over 1000 people.