OF THE SUPREME SOVIET OF THE USSR

DECREE

THE PRESIDIUM OF THE SUPREME SOVIET OF THE USSR

about assignment of comrade Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin title of HERO of SOCIALIST LABOUR.

For exclusive services in the organization of the Bolshevik party, the creation of the Soviet state, the construction of socialist society in the Soviet Union and strengthening of friendship between peoples of the Soviet Union – assign comrade Joseph Vissarionovich STALIN, on the day of his sixtieth year, HERO of SOCIALISTIC LABOR with the highest award of the USSR ORDER of LENIN.

Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
M. KALININ.

Secretary of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
A. GORKIN.

Moscow, The Kremlin. 20 December 1939