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Country: Russia
Established: Established on 7 May 1765 by Stanislas August Poniatowsky, the independent king of Poland, the Order of Saint Stanislas was adopted as a Russian Order in 1831 by Emperor Nicholas I, who served as its Grand Master until 1917.
Classes: Three
Order of St. Stanislas, 1st Class Cross
Initially awarded to persons who exemplified "Christian virtues," the Order of Saint Stanislas entitled recipients of the first class to hereditary nobility. It was also awarded for a distinguished career in civil or military service. For military valor, recipients received it with crossed swords.
Recipients - World War I Aces
11 Orlov, Ivan

3rd Class with Swords
12 Pishvanov, Alexander

3rd Class
13 Smirnov (Smirnoff), Ivan Vasilievich

3rd Class with Swords
14 Sykes, Ronald

2nd Class with Swords
15 Vakulovsky, Konstantin

2nd Class with Swords (2)
3rd Class with Swords and Ribbon
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