Order of the Great Siberian Ice March

Order of the Great Siberian Ice March
Order of the Great Siberian Ice March

The Order of the Great Siberian Ice March was established on February 11, 1920 order of the Commander of the Eastern Front forces General Staff, Major-General Sergei Wojciechowski. In order to establish a distinction mark said: " In reward exceptional dangers and labors incurred by the troops of the Eastern Front in this unprecedented hike from the banks of the Irtysh River to Lake Baikal, say a decoration of the Military Order of the Great Siberian expedition. "

Decoration awarded only individuals who participated to the Great Siberian Ice March. The number of knights was limited by the number of soldiers and refugees that came in Transbaikalia from the Eastern Front. The detachments that were released later, and individuals had the right to award only by special order of the commander. The Military Order is hereditary, and it allowed to pass eldest in the family through the male line.

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