The Russian Federation honorary title City of Military Glory can be conferred on cities and towns for the courage, steadfastness and mass heroism displayed by their defenders in the struggle for Russia’s freedom and independence.
The honorary title City of Military Glory was established by the Federal Law of May 9, 2006.
The title is conferred on Russian cities whose defenders displayed courage, steadfastness and mass heroism in fierce battles in the cities themselves or in their environs. The title can also be conferred on 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.