Seen today as an ''Honorific Title'', The Russian awarded ''Hero of The Russian Federation'' is a Medal first issued 1992. It was originally a former Soviet Union Award, dating to 1934. The Medal is awarded to both Civilian and Military Personnel who display ''Great Courage and Heroism to The People of The Russian Federation''. It is commonly given to Russian Astronauts. It has been, in it's present form – been issued 990 times. Identifying as a Large Golden, 5-pointed Star, The Reverse of The Medal has engraved ''HERO OF RUSSIA'' It's Ribbon colors reflect the Colors of The Russian Federation, which are White, Blue and Red (Horizontal Stripes). It is the highest Title capable of issue, currently only issued one time.