Just found this morning on a Russian website that lists the men and women who got that award. I couldn't copy the Url down for that site because it is in Cyrillic and not in our alphabet. The best I could do was to try to figure out how many of these awards were awarded, and in what catagories and by years. Here goes it: I am a bit confused to which numbers are the absolute correct ones and like I have always figured that there were over 11,000+++ Recipients of the HotSU-so-i'll post my findings here and hope im correct about the final tally. OK, an approximate total of these HotSU Recipients are: 11,739 - depending on which numbers you look at. Of these 11,739 HotSus, some 3,051 were awarded posthumously. Of this total, some 82 men were either deprived of their award because of some infraction??? Of he above total, some 107 were doube recipients of the award. 7 of those were awarded posthumously. Of the above total-3 were awarded the award three times. Those who got the award the third time, did so when fighting against the Japanese. Now hat is confusing to me is that the first total of double-awardees was 107, yet I found another total of only 88 double awards. 17 of thse were awarded postheumously and 6 were re-awards. (Maybe some of the re-awards were to some of those whose awards had been taken away or not awarded-do to somekind of an infraction??? 2 of those 6-were double awards. During the Winter War, 416 were awarded, 97 posthumously and 4 were abolished for some infraction??? 1 of these 416 was a double awarding of this award. Since WWII, othrs were awarded for men serving in or are from: Korea, Spain, China, Khalkhin-Gol, Hungary, Egypt & Afghanistan totalling 278 HotSU-9 of which were postomously awarded and 1 was a 2nd awarding. For Space Elpolration, 82 were awarded, 2 of these were posthumously awarded, 35 double awards-and 2 of those 35 were posthumously awarded. For Studies of Polar Regions of Arctic and Antarctic, 55 were awarded and 1 of these was awarded it twice. For Mastery of the and Exploration of the Ocean, 55 were awarded w/ 1 a posthumous award and 1 more as a double award. To World Military and Political Leaders, 40 were awarded, 10 of them were double award recipients, two more were triple recipients and 2 were quadruple recipients. For Protection of the State Border (Combat in Khasan Lake & Special Cases) 34 were awarded 13 of these were posthumously. Fight Against Terrorists, Bandits, Hijackers and such, 9 were awarded and 3 of these posthumously. For Recon and Spying Purposes, 6 were awarded and I guess 2 were posthumus awards. For Controling and Overcoming Disasters like Chernobyl, 6 were awarded and I guess 2 were posthumously awarded??? For the Liquidation of the Putsch of 1991, 4 were awarded & 1 or 2 were posthumously awarded. Further Stats: which is basically a repeat of some of the above: Pre war time 630 & 145 of those were??????????? posthumous awards??? Winter War, 416 awarded with 97 posthumous awards and 1 double awarding. Combat at Khalkhin-Go, River, 70 awarded 19 posthumous and 3 double awards. Combat in Spain, 59 awarded and 19 awarded posthumously. Polar Studies (Arctic and Antarctic Regions) 34 awarded 1 twice. Combat at Khasan Lake, 26 awards 9 posthumous. Combat in China, 14 awarded 1 posthumous. Test Flights For Distance etc, 11. During WII: 11571, 2,934 posthumous. 107 were double awards, with 7 of those posthumous, 3 of the 107 were awarded the award three times. 1941: 127 awarded, 35 posthumously. 1942: 393 awarded with 145 posthumous. 1943: 2,500 awarded with 598 posthumously. 1944: 3,548 awarded with 976 posthumously. 1945: 4,584 awarded with 1,106 posthumously. 1946-1948: 450 awarded with 75 posthumously awarded. Post war since March 1948: 659 awarded with 186 of those posthumous awards and 13 Cities were awarded this award. In WWII, 168 were awarded (to whom???) 117 wre posthumous award and 13 awards to Cities. Aviation Engeneering, Testing (Distance Flights?) 122 were awarded 9 posthumusly and 1 was a double award. Combat in Afghanistan, 85 were awarded with 28 of those posthumously. Space Exploration: 82 awarded 2 posthumously. Ocean Exploration: 55 awarded 1 posthumous and 1 as a double award. Events in Hungary: 26 awarded 14 posthumously. War in Korea: 22/1 Polar Studies: 21. Management of Troops: 17 awarded, 3 twice and 1 three times. Celebrants: 17 awarded, 3 twice, 1 three times anf 2 four times (this does NOT make sense) Leaders of Friendly COuntries: 6 awarded. Combat Terrorism, Hijacking etx, 9 awarded 3 posthumously. Protection of State Borders, 7 awarded 4 posthumously. Recon/Spying: 6 awarded, 2 posthumously. Liquidation of Chernobyl-and other disaters: 6 awarded w/2 posthumously. Liquidation of the Putsch in 1991, 4 awarded, 3 posthumously. War in Egypt: 2. MAstery of Aviation Engineering, 2 awarded. More mysteries to be solved: There was another grand total of awards awarded. This "New" number stands at: 12,861 to individuals. 13 to Cities. There is an exception of 73 awards revoked??? and 13 others not awarded for some reason? Now the number of awards seems to be: 12,788. From there, 3,266 were posthumous awards or appx 1 in 4. 95 were awarded to Women, 49 were posthumously awarded to them and one woman recieved the award twice. 44 were awarded to Foreigners, 10 twice. 159 awarded 9 posthumously or appx 1 in 81. 159 were twice awarded, 3 three times awarded. 11 awarded the gold Hammer and Sickle and 4 awarded the Order of Glory. Enjoy.