The Order was established by the Czechoslovak government in February 1953. The original name of the Order was "Order of building of socialist homeland".
The name of the Order was changed to "Order of Klement Gottwald - for building of socialist homeland" in 1955.
Type ╚SR 1955 - 1960 (Original - No. 17 awarded in May 1955 to the former Minister of Culture, Mr. Zdenek Nejedly) :
Type ╚SSR 1960 - 1989 (Original - No. 86) - made from Gold. The total weight with the sash 72,8 g. Provenience - Collection Otto Grosz, Auction ╚NS (Czech numismatic society) 12/2005, Lot. 106.
Type ╚SSR 1960 - 1989 (Original - No. 92 awarded on Semptember 9th, 1973) - made from gold. The total weight with the ribbon 62,2 g.
Type ╚SSR 1960 - 1989 (Original - No. 170 awarded in 1988 to Mr. Eduard Man´ßkovi) made from gold 585. The total weight with the ribbon 73,8 g.
Model ╚SSR 1960 - 1989 (wearer┤s copy) :
The Order was awarded for extraordinary oustanding merits for realisation of the socialism system in Czechoslovakia obtained during the building of the state or during the battle on political, economic, social or cultura field, during incrase of defense ability of the state or during battle with inside enemy.
The Order of Klement Gottwald was awarded by the President of the Republic. The awarded person received a certificate and booklet.
Order of Klement Gottwald is five edged star with clasp on below the sash. The star is made from gold, the obverse is red enameled. The arms of the stars have small gold beads on the end. The diameter of the star without the beads is 45 mm. In the middle of the star obverse is was (i) golden medallion with the small state symbol (original type) or (ii) a gold medallion with the portrait of the first communist Czechoslovak president Klement Gottwald. On the obverse is a similar medallion with plastic sash and inscription"Za socialistickou vlast" (=for the socialist homeland) and two laurel leafs. The suspension is made from gold and consists of a strip with the abbreviation "CSR" (types until 1960) or "CSSR" (type after 1960) and from lime palms connected with a clasp. Above the clasp is mounted a small brillant of 0,30 carats. The clasp is 30 mm long and 20 mm high. The suspension is connected to star with a small gold circle. The sash is 38 mm wide and 55 mm long; red with s 15 mm wide dark red stripe in the middle.
The Order of Klement Gottwald - for building of the socialist homeland could have been awarded posthumously. In this case the order and the documents were handed over to the family. After death of the awarded person the order and documents were left in the family, the order may not be worn by the family members. If there were no family members the order should have been returned to the goverment office.
The Order of Klement Gottwald could have been awarded as well to:
Documents for Order of Klement Gottwald:
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