State awards of ukraine for gallantry in combat

The Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood presents its new temporary exhibition War Awards of Ukraine at War!

This exhibition is our first collaboration with the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War (Kyiv War Museum). We present Ukraine’s first state awards for gallantry in combat, established last year by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. You can see designs and project models for Ukraine’s second highest award – Cross of Combat Merit, as well as the cross itself, on loan exclusively for this exhibition in Estonia. The project models were produced before the final decision on the award’s design could be taken (five very different ideas – five different takes on how the award could have looked).

Also at the exhibition – the presidential award «For the Defence of Ukraine», officially approved on 5 August 2022 .

This is the first time that these awards are exhibited.

The exhibition will be open until 2 September 2023.