|Medal "For the Return of Crimea"
Медаль «За возвращение Крыма»
Obverse of the medal
|Awarded by the "Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation|
|Awarded for||Service in Crimea during the "2014 Russian annexation|
|Campaign(s)||"Russian military intervention in Ukraine|
|Established||March 21, 2014|
|First awarded||March 24, 2014|
|Next (higher)||Medal "For Labour Valour"|
|Next (lower)||Medal "Mikhail Kalashnikov"|
Ribbon of the medal
The Medal "For the Return of Crimea" ("Russian: Медаль «За возвращение Крыма») is a Russian campaign medal of the "Ministry of Defense of the "Russian Federation. The existence of the awards was also confirmed by Yaroslav Roshchupkin, an employee of the Central Military press service.
The medal was awarded to military and civilian personnel of the "Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for services and distinction displayed during the "Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, the "March 16, 2014 Crimean status referendum, and the entry of Crimea into the "Russian Federation as the result of the referendum. The medal can also be awarded to other citizens of the Russian Federation and to foreign citizens for assistance in solving the tasks assigned to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation relating to these security measures taken in the Crimea. Besides to troops it was also handed over to Chechen chief "Ramzan Kadyrov and Krasnodar Krai governor "Aleksandr Tkachyov, as well as the "Night Wolves Leader for "helping Crimeans to self-determinate".