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Medals of the Republic of Belarus

The Medal for Courage The Medal for Excellence in the Prevention and Mitigation of Emergencies
The Medal for Excellence in Military Service The Medal for Labor Services

The Medal for Excellence in the Maintenance of Public Order

The Medal of Francysk Skaryna
The Medal for Excellence in the State Border Protection The Medal for Impeccable Service
The Medal for Saved Life

Medals of the Republic of Belarus are honorary state awards presented in recognition of special services in social, labor and other activities aimed at strengthening the state; courageous and decisive actions performed while protecting the state and public order.

The Medal for Courage

The Medal for Courage is bestowed upon the military, senior and enlisted personnel of interior bodies, financial investigation bodies of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus, emergencies bodies and other citizens for personal courage and gallantry displayed:

– during a combat mission while protecting the Fatherland and its state interests;

– in the execution of military duty, service or civil duties, protection of the constitutional rights of citizens;

– in saving people in the water, during natural hazards, fires, accidents, catastrophes and other emergencies involving the risk to life.

The Medal for Courage is pinned to the left side of the chest. If there are other orders, it has to be placed after them.

Description

The Medal for Courage is a circular award with the diameter of 37mm. On the obverse there are three planes at the top of the medal. Below them is the inscription “For Courage”. There is a tank below the inscription. All images are embossed; the inscription is impressed and red enameled. The plain reverse of the medal bears the serial number of the award in the center.

The medal is attached to a pentangular bar by a ring. The bar is covered by a light blue moire ribbon with two lengthwise blue stripes along the edges.

The medal is made of silver.

The Medal for Excellence in Military Service

The Medal for Excellence in Military Service is presented to the military in recognition of:

– outstanding achievements in military service;

– achievements in managing troops and military units; excellent results in military training, exercises and maneuvers, in combat duty;

– special merits in mastering, operating and maintaining military hardware, professional excellence.

The Medal for Excellence in Military Service is pinned to the left side of the chest. If there are other medals, it shall follow the Medal for Courage.

Description

The Medal for Excellence in Military Service is a circular award with the diameter of 33mm. On the obverse there is an inscription “For Excellence in Military Service” written in a circle. There is an oak branch at the bottom and a sword superimposed on a five-pointed star in the center. The bottom part of the star and the sword are covered by a red and green enameled ribbon.

On the reverse there is a five-pointed star set in a frame of a wreath of laurel leaves.

The medal is attached to a pentangular bar by a ring. The bar is covered by a light blue moire ribbon with a lengthwise golden stripe in the middle and a lengthwise red stripe along each edge.

The medal is made of silvered tombac.

The Medal for Excellence in the Maintenance of Public Order

The Medal for Excellence in the Maintenance of Public Order is bestowed upon the military, senior and enlisted personnel of interior bodies, financial investigation bodies of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus, emergencies bodies and other citizens in recognition of:

– personal courage, bravery and heroism displayed while apprehending offenders or fighting criminal gangs, protecting the lives and health of people;

– skilful, decisive and courageous actions which helped operational units succeed in preventing criminal and other illegal acts;

– well-planned and successful actions to prevent and detect crimes;

– well-planned and effective work of interior bodies, troops and units of interior forces in the maintenance of public order and fighting crime;

– active involvement and assistance provided to interior bodies and troops of interior forces to maintain public order, fright crime and other offences.

The Medal for Excellence in the Maintenance of Public Order is pinned to the left side of the chest. If there are other medals, it shall follow the Medal for Excellence in Military Service.

Description

The Medal for Excellence in the Maintenance of Public Order is a circular award with the diameter of 33mm. On the obverse there is an inscription “For Excellence in the Maintenance of Public Order” written along the circle. In the center is a triangular shield set in a frame of laurel branches. There is an image of the National Emblem of the Republic of Belarus on the shield. At the bottom of the medal is a twisting ribbon under the laurel branches and the sword on the right and left sides.

On the reverse is a five-pointed star set in a frame of a wreath of laurel leaves.

The medal is attached to a pentangular bar by a ring. The bar is covered by a light blue moire ribbon with three lengthwise red stripes in the middle.

The medal is made of silvered tombac.

The Medal for Excellence in the State Border Protection

The Medal for Excellence in the State Border Protection is bestowed upon the soldiers of border forces, other military personnel and citizens in recognition of:

– courage and intrepidity displayed while apprehending border trespassers;

– heroic deeds and special merits in the state border protection;

– skillful maintenance of troops while protecting the state border;

– high vigilance and decisive activities which helped apprehend border trespassers;

– assistance provided to border troops in their work to protect the state border.

The Medal for Excellence in the State Border Protection is pinned to the left side of the chest. If there are other medals, it shall follow the Medal for Excellence in the Maintenance of Public Order.

Description

The Medal for Excellence in the State Border Protection is a circular award with the diameter of 33mm. On the obverse there is an embossed image of a border guard and a border marker with the National Emblem of the Republic of Belarus. There is an inscription “For Excellence in the State Border Protection” written along the circle. On the reverse there is a five-pointed star set in a frame of a wreath of laurel leaves.

The medal is attached to a pentangular bar by a ring. The bar is covered by a green moire ribbon with a lengthwise red stripe along the right edge and a thin red stripe along each edge.

The medal is made of silvered tombac.

The Medal for Excellence in the Prevention and Mitigation of Emergencies

The Medal for Excellence in the Prevention and Mitigation of Emergencies is bestowed upon senior and enlisted personnel of emergencies bodies, interior bodies, the military and other citizens in recognition of:

– personal courage, intrepidity and heroism displayed in the mitigation of emergencies;

– skillful, decisive and brave actions in rescue operations and other emergency activities;

– well-planned and successful efforts of emergencies bodies and units to protect people and territories in emergency situations;

– active involvement and assistance provided to emergencies bodies in the prevention and mitigation of emergencies.

The Medal for Excellence in the Prevention and Mitigation of Emergencies is pinned to the left side of the chest. If there are other medals, it shall follow the Medal for Excellence in the State Border Protection.

Description

The Medal for Excellence in the Prevention and Mitigation of Emergencies is a circular award with the diameter of 33mm. On the obverse there is an inscription “For Excellence in the Prevention and Mitigation of Emergencies” written in a circle. In the center of the medal there is an eight-pointed star set in a frame of a wreath of laurel leaves. The bottom part of the wreath is covered by a twisting ribbon. There is an image of the National Emblem of the Republic of Belarus on the star.

On the reverse there is a five-pointed star set in a frame of a wreath of laurel leaves with the rays radiating from the center of the star.

The medal is attached to a pentangular bar by a ring. The bar is covered by a blue moire ribbon with two lengthwise red stripes along the edges and a red stripe in the middle.

The medal is made of silvered tombac.

The Medal for Labor Services

The Medal for Labor Services is presented in recognition of:

– great achievements in the manufacturing sector, agriculture, construction, transport, services sector, science, education, environmental protection, healthcare, culture, civil service and other work activities;

– useful inventions and rationalization proposals;

– achievements in education and professional training of the youth, promotion of physical education and sport.

The Medal for Labor Services is pinned to the left side of the chest. If there are other medals, it shall follow the Medal for Excellence in the State Border Protection.

Description

The Medal for Labor Services is a circular award with the diameter of 33mm. On the obverse there is an embossed image of elements symbolizing the labor of people employed in the manufacturing sector, agriculture, science. On the reverse there is a cogwheel and a wheatear.

The medal is attached to a pentangular bar by a ring. The bar is covered by a grey moire ribbon with a lengthwise dark grey stripe in the middle and a red stripe along each edge.

The medal is made of silvered tombac.

The Medal of Francysk Skaryna

The Medal of Francysk Skaryna is presented to scientists, pedagogues and cultural figures in recognition of professional excellence, a big personal contribution to the development and enrichment of the spiritual and intellectual potential, cultural heritage of the Belarusian people.

The Medal of Francysk Skaryna is pinned to the left side of the chest. If there are other medals, it shall follow the Medal for Labor Services.

Description

The Medal of Francysk Skaryna a circular award with the diameter of 32mm. On the obverse there is an embossed image of Francysk Skaryna and an inscription “Francysk Skaryna”. There is a signet on the reverse.

The medal is attached to an oblong bar by a ring. The bar is covered by a green moire ribbon with a yellow stripe representing the national decorative pattern in the middle. The ribbon is framed by a golden thread.

The medal is made of tombac.

The Medal for Impeccable Service


The Medal for Impeccable Service is divided into three classes:

the Medal for Impeccable Service 1st Class;
the Medal for Impeccable Service 2nd Class;
the Medal for Impeccable Service 3rd Class.

The Medal for Impeccable Service 1st Class is the highest award.

The Medal for Impeccable Service 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class are awarded sequentially.

The Medal for Impeccable Service is bestowed upon the military, senior and enlisted personnel of interior bodies, financial investigation bodies of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus, emergencies bodies, customs bodies who have served impeccably for ten, fifteen and twenty calendar years respectively.

Persons, who have been awarded Medals for Impeccable Service of the USSR, are nominated for the Medal for Impeccable Service of the next class.

The Medal for Impeccable Service is pinned to the left side of the chest. If there are other medals, it shall follow the Medal of Francysk Skaryna.

Description

The Medal for Impeccable Service is a circular award with the diameter of 33mm. On the obverse there is an embossed image of the National Emblem of the Republic of Belarus at the top and an inscription “For Impeccable Service” upon it. At the bottom is a wreath of oak and laurel leaves. The class of the medal is inscribed on the ribbon of the wreath. On the reverse there is a triangular radial shield with a star.

The medal is attached to a pentangular bar by a ring. The bar is covered by a green moire ribbon. In the middle there are red stripes in a number corresponding to the class of the medal.

The Medal for Impeccable Service 1st Class is made of gold plated tombac with colored enamels; the Medal for Impeccable Service 2nd Class – of silvered tombac with gilding and colored enamels; the Medal for Impeccable Service 3rd Class – of silvered tombac with colored enamels.

The Medal for Saved Life

The Medal for Saved Life is presented to people for saving the lives of people in such cases as drowning, natural disasters, accidents, catastrophes, and other high-risk emergencies.

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