Soviet Union Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky First Class, Variation 2 Badge. Engraved recipient number "147" at bottom center. This was a Soviet award named after Bohdan Khmelnytsky, Hetman (leader) of the Ukrainian Cossack Hetmanate The award was first established on October 10, 1943, by the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of the USSR during World War II. The order was discontinued after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The General Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet filmmaker Alexander Dovzhenko, and poet Mykola Bazhan initiated the idea to create this award. Broken down into three different classes: 1st class, 2nd class and 3rd class. The 1st class medal is awarded to commanders of fronts, fleets, armies, and flotillas and to commanders of partisan unit formations for outstanding merit. Made with approximately 1 oz. of silver and .33 oz. of gold. R5 Rarity. May be real or high end reproduction. We can guarantee that it is not the cheap copies that are on eBay. We can also guarantee that it tests out gold and silver.