1 ноября 1944 года вручили самый первый орден «Мать-Героиня»

On this day, a dressed-up resident of the Mamontovka village in Moscow region Anna Aleksakhina was brought to the Kremlin. There, the nervous Anna Savelyevna, mother of 12 children, was awarded the country's very first Order of Mother Heroine. In the fourth year of the war, the USSR, quite intentionally, in recognition of its terrifying losses, chose to celebrate the most ordinary and peaceful heroism of mothers with large families. The Order of Maternal Glory with several classes was established during the same time, to celebrate mothers with five or more children. But unlike heroism on battlefield, maternal heroism never happened on a large scale. Obviously because of its ordinary nature. Try being a hero day after day for twenty years in a row!