Size box: 7x5cm./2.7×1.9inch.
Size medal: 2.5cm./0.9inch.
Medal made in the DDR. The image on the medal is Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803). The back of the medal reads:"Society For German Soviet Friendship". Johann Gottfried Herder was a German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic. The medal was awarded to Russian teachers for outstanding achievements in the subject of Russian. It was also awarded to high school graduates, students and apprentices for excellence in Russian. The medal came in 3 levels: bronze, silver, gold.