Putin revives Soviet-era Hero of Labor award

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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 12:00 am

MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin on Friday revived the Soviet-era Hero of Labor award, once again turning to the symbols of the Soviet Union to reach Russians who look back to those times with nostalgia.

Putin, a 60-year-old former KGB officer, also has turned to Soviet practices to address the problems of Russia today. In his decree, the president said he was establishing the title Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation "with the goals of raising the social significance and prestige of selfless and honest labor."

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