Logo - Ordo Sancti Stanislai


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Royal and Imperial Order of St. Stanislaus

Tsar Nicholas I

After the November uprising of 1830/31 was crushed by a numerically superior Russian Army Poland became part of the Russian Empire. The Order together with the other Polish Orders was usurpated and downgraded and was added to the award system of Russia at the lowest rank,

Tsar Nicholas I (1796-1855) being the forth Grandmaster.

  Original Polish version XVIII century   Imperial Russian version 1831-1917  
  Original Polish version XVIII century   Imperial Russian version 1831-1917  
         
  In the Russian version (right) of the badge the Polish white eagles are replaced with gold Russian double-headed imperial eagles, their wings parially overlapping the arms of the cross and the central medallion bearing the letters "SS" in red on a white enamel background instead of the original (left) image of the saintly bishop, surrounded by a green enamel laural wreath.  
         
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