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This article was based on the information published in “Medals of the USSR” by A.N.Volodin and H.M.Merlay, ed. “Pechatnyj Dvor”, St.-Petersburg, Russia, 1997, “Orders and Medals of the USSR form 1918 to 1991” by M.V. Muzalevsky and S.S. Shishkov, ed. “Voron”, Vladivostok, Russia, 2000.
Scans of the specimens were made on: Primax Colorado 1200P, Mustek Express 1200 USB+; Umax Astra 5450; Epson PERFECTION 1250 with resolution of 1200 dpi. Measurements taken by a caliper with possible deviation of 0.02 mm. Weights were taken on a scale with possible deviation of 0.002 grams and electronic weights AND HL-100 with possible deviation of 0.01grams.
The Medal “For the Development of Petrochemical Complex of Western Siberia” was established by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on July 28, 1978. The same Decree established the Statute and description of the medal (Vedomosti Verhovnogo Soveta SSSR, 1978, #31). Partial changes in the Regulations of the Medal were brought by the Decree on July 18, 1980. The Regulations for the “Medal for the Development of the Petrochemical Complex of Western Siberia” were established by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on September 27, 1978 .
The medal was designed by S. A. Pomansky.
The Medal was awarded to the workers, officers and engineers for self-sacrificial work in discovering, exploration and development of the oil and gas fields, building of the industrial and housing complexes, transport communications, for energy, communications and other support activities to the development of petrochemical complexes. Also the Medal was awarded to the employees of the research companies involved in the Petrochemical development, employees of the non-manufacturing firms, Communist Party leaders, Soviet and Professional Union apparatus who were on the territories of the Petrochemical complex and involved in it's development.
The Medal was awarded to the laborers and officers who have worked in the Petrochemical complex of the Western Siberia for at least three years.
There is only one type of the Medal exists with no variations:
Medal was made of brass with use of oxidizing. Medal and a ring was stroke as one piece.Diameter – 31.96-32.14 mm.
Thickness of the rim – 2.6 – 2.78 mm.
Weight with the connecting ring – 16.595-17.195 grams.
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