is an honorary title awarded in the Russian Federation. It was established by the Federal Law of May 9, 2006. The title is awarded to Russian cities whose defenders displayed courage, steadfastness and mass heroism in fierce battles in the cities themselves or in their environs. The title is also awarded to the Hero Cities of the Russian Federation.
A stele depicting the city’s coat of arms and the text of the executive order by the President of the Russian Federation to bestow this title on the city is to be erected in each City of Military Glory and special public commemorative events are to be arranged, as well as regular celebratory fireworks on February 23 (Defender of the Fatherland Day), May 9 (Victory Day), and City Day.