Orders and medals for motherhood in the USSR
For 5 of the Child
Motherhood Medal 2nd degree
For 6 of the Child
Motherhood Medal 1 degree
For 7 of the Child
Order of Maternal Glory 3rd degree
For 8 of the Child Order of Maternal Glory 2 degree
The level of medicine in Tsarist Russia until the twentieth century, was at a low level, it concerns the problem of care for mothers and children. After the establishment of the Institute of zemstvo physicians in 1860, the problem of women and children to some extent, begun to be addressed, not as required. In connection with the political crises over the ten years prior to 1924, the scientific achievements in the field of medicine stopped. After the October Revolution were established kindergartens, nurseries, schools, the question of centralized maternal care, but it prevented the war of 1941 - 1945.
Only in the postwar years created a powerful infrastructure of medical care for women and children. Our country is involved in the war suffered many human victims, the government understood this and made some steps to increase fertility.
The first medals of motherhood founded in July 1944, these medals were awarded about 13 million women. For 7-9 children in the same date, established the Order of Maternal Glory, three degrees. They were rewarded with more than 5 million women.