Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky (Soviet Union)

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The Order of Bohdan Khmelnitsky (Russian: Орден Богдана Хмельницкого, Ukrainian: Орден Богдана Хмельницького) was a award given in Soviet Union. It was named after Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Hetman (or leader) of the Ukrainian Cossack Hetmanate. The award was first established on October 10, 1943 during World War II. It was the only Red Army award to be written in the Ukrainian language.

The order was discontinued after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. A similar award, the Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, was begun on May 3, 1995, by Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma to remember the 50th anniversary of victory in the German-Soviet War.

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