ORDERS AND MEDALS

30 October 2012 | 23:11

ORDERS AND MEDALS

 

Stara Planina
 
The Stara Planina is the highest state honour. It is awarded to Bulgarian citizens - heads of state and heads of government, ministers, politicians, social activists, members of the community active in the cultural field, military personnel and members of the clergy who have made an exceptional contribution to the Republic of Bulgaria;
Foreigners also may be awarded the Stara Planina - heads of state and heads of government, ministers, politicians, public and cultural figures who have an exceptional contribution to bilateral relations with the Republic of Bulgaria and the development of international cooperation in strengthening security and peace among nations, and to protect the rights and freedom of humankind.

STARA PLANINA FIRST DEGREE WITH SWORDSSTARA PLANINA FIRST DEGREE WITHOUT SWORDSSTARA PLANINA SECOND DEGREE WITH SWORDSSTARA PLANINA SECOND DEGREE WITHOUT SWORDS

 

STARA PLANINA WITH RIBBON
 

Stara Planina with and without ribbon

The Stara Planina without ribbon has no degrees. It is awarded to heads of state, prime ministers and, in exceptional cases, Bulgarian citizens as well. Along with the Order, the Star of the Order is conferred.

The Stara Planina without ribbon is awarded to ministers, diplomats, political and social activists, cultural activists, military personnel, members of the clergy, media as well as bearers of other Bulgarian and foreign orders. This order has two levels - first and second, and two categories - with swords (the military) and without swords (civilians).
 
Order of St. Cyril and Methodius
 
The Order of St. Cyril and Methodius is awarded to Bulgarian and foreign citizens who have made a significant contribution to the development of culture, art, education and science. The Order has the following degrees: pendant, first grade - gold with orange ribbon, second degree - silver with orange ribbon.
The Order of St. Cyril and Methodius pendant is an especial award for people who have made significant contributions to the development of culture, art and science.
The Order of St. Cyril and Methodius - first degree is awarded to people of great merit in the fields of culture, art, education and science.
The Order of St. Cyril and Methodius - second degree is given to educators, cultural activists and people involved in community centre work.

ORDER OF ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS FIRST DEGREEORDER OF ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS SECOND DEGREEORDER OF ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS PENDANT

 

Public Service Order

The Public Service Order is awarded to Bulgarian citizens who have greatly contributed to the development and strengthening of civil society, strengthening of democratic institutions and human rights and freedoms, and contributed to defence, security and public order in the Republic of Bulgaria. The Order has two levels - first and second, with a white band with the Bulgarian national flag.

PUBLIC SERVICE ORDER FIRST DEGREEPUBLIC SERVICE ORDER SECOND DEGREE

 

Military Service Order

The Military Service Order is awarded to Bulgarian and foreign citizens who have greatly contributed to the development and strengthening of the Bulgarian army's participation in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, and exemplary long service and contributions to the protection of national security and public order in Bulgaria. The order has one category - with swords, and three degrees.

MILITARY SERVICE ORDER FIRST DEGREEMILITARY SERVICE ORDER SECOND DEGREEMILITARY SERVICE ORDER THIRD DEGREE

 

The Order of the Madara Horseman

The Order of the Madara Horseman is awarded to Bulgarian and foreign citizens who have made an especially significant contribution to the establishment, strengthening and development of bilateral relations with Bulgaria. The order, with a bar of the Bulgarian tricolour, has two levels - first and second, and two categories - no swords (civilians) and swords (the military).

THE ORDER OF THE MADARA HORSEMAN FIRST DEGREE WITH SWORDSTHE ORDER OF THE MADARA HORSEMAN SECOND DEGREE WITH SWORDSTHE ORDER OF THE MADARA HORSEMAN THIRD DEGREE WITHOUT SWORDS

 

The Bravery Order

The Bravery Order is awarded to military and civilian personnel for bravery and heroism to the benefit of Bulgarian society and the state. The Order has three degrees - first, second and third, and two categories - with swords (the military) and without swords (civilians).

The Bravery Order with swords is awarded to military personnel:
    - In the first degree – general officers - generals and admirals;
    - In the second degree - officers;
    - In the third degree – non-commissioned officers and private soldiers.

THE BRAVERY ORDER FIRST DEGREE WITH SWORDSTHE BRAVERY ORDER SECOND DEGREE WITH SWORDSTHE BRAVERY ORDER THIRD DEGREE WITH SWORDS

 

THE BRAVERY ORDER FIRST DEGREE WITHOUT SWORDSTHE BRAVERY ORDER SECOND DEGREE WITHOUT SWORDSTHE BRAVERY ORDER THIRD DEGREE WITHOUT SWORDS

 

The For Merit Medal

The For Merit Medal is given to Bulgarian citizens for excellence in various areas of public life - culture, science, education, defence and national security, health, sports, the strengthening and development of civil society to strengthen democratic institutions and protection of human rights and freedoms against disaster and environmental as well as personal courage shown.

The For Merit Medal Gold is circular and has one degree.

THE FOR MERIT MEDAL

 

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