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Country: Russia
Established: The Order of Saint Anne was established on 14 February 1735 by Duke Charles Frederick of Schleswig-Holstein in honor of his deceased wife, Anna Petrovna, daughter of Peter the Great. On 15 April 1797, it was established as a Russian Order and divided into four classes by Emperor Paul I.
Classes: Four
Order of St. Anne, 2nd Class with Swords
Awarded for a distinguished career in civil service or valor and distinguished service in the military, the highly prized Order of Saint Anne entitled first class recipients to hereditary nobility while recipients of the second, third and fourth classes gained personal nobility. For military recipients, it was awarded with swords.
Recipients - World War I Aces
11 Loiko, Ivan
2nd Class, 3rd Class, 4th Class
12 Makeenok, Donat
3rd Class, 4th Class
13 Orlov, Ivan
3rd Class, 4th Class
14 Pishvanov, Alexander
4th Class
15 Safonov, Mikhail
4th Class
16 Smirnov (Smirnoff), Ivan Vasilievich
3rd Class, 4th Class
17 Vakulovsky, Konstantin
2nd Class, (2) 3rd Class, (3) 4th Class
18 Yanchenko, Vasili
4th Class
* Gazetted
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