Korea – Democratic People’s Republic of

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – The Medal for the Liberation of Korea (조선 1945.8.15)

The medal was established on October 15, 1948 by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly. It was awarded to the Red Army servicemen who participated in the Soviet-Japanese War, which led to the liberation of the Korean Peninsula from Japanese rule. In North Korea, the medal is known as Chosŏn 1945.8.15 (Korean: 조선 1945.8.15), which is the date of National Liberation Day of Korea.