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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of May 18, 2004 No. 288-Z

About the state awards of the Republic of Belarus

(as amended on 17-07-2019)

Accepted by the House of Representatives on April 23, 2004

Approved by Council of the Republic on April 29, 2004

This Law governs the relations connected with rewarding with the state awards of the Republic of Belarus, determines legal status of the state awards of the Republic of Belarus, the right and obligation of winners.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. System of the state awards of the Republic of Belarus

The state awards of the Republic of Belarus represent the highest form of encouragement of citizens of the Republic of Belarus, foreign citizens, stateless persons according to this Law, recognitions of their contribution to protection and strengthening of the state and democratic society, unity of the people, enhancement of economic, intellectual and spiritual potential of the country, and also merits in public, humanitarian, charitable and other types of activity before the state and the people.

The state awards of the Republic of Belarus log in:

rank "Hero of Belarus";

awards of the Republic of Belarus;

medals of the Republic of Belarus;

honorary titles of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 2. Legislation on the state awards of the Republic of Belarus

The legislation on the state awards of the Republic of Belarus is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus and consists of this Law and acts of the legislation governing the relations in the field.

Article 3. Subjects of rewarding

The rank "Hero of Belarus", awards, medals, honorary titles of the Republic of Belarus mark out citizens of the Republic of Belarus for merits in front of the Republic of Belarus. Also foreign citizens and stateless persons can be awarded with these state awards of the Republic of Belarus.

Citizens of the Republic of Belarus can be marked out by the state awards of foreign states. Features of acceptance of the state awards of foreign states separate categories of citizens of the Republic of Belarus are determined by the legislation.

Chapter 2. State awards of the Republic of Belarus

Article 4. State awards of the Republic of Belarus

In the Republic of Belarus the following state awards are established:

the highest degree of difference - rank "Hero of Belarus";

Fatherland award;

award "For Strengthening of the World and Friendship";

award of Military Glory;

award of Labour Glory;

award "For Service to the Homeland";

award "For Personal Courage";

Order of Friendship of the people;

medal of honor;

Francis Scorina's award;

Mother's award;

medal "For Courage";

medal "For the Saved Life";

medal "For Difference in Military Service";

medal "For Difference in Protection of Public Order";

medal "For Difference in Protection of Frontier";

medal "For Difference in the Prevention and Liquidation of Emergency Situations";

medal "For Labour Merits";

Francis Scorina's medal;

medal "For Faultless Service";

the anniversary medals established by the President of the Republic of Belarus in connection with important anniversaries in the history of the state and society and also for merits in the solution of the major economic tasks, procedure and features of rewarding with which are determined by presidential decrees of the Republic of Belarus about establishment of these medals;

honorary title "The national poet of Belarus";

honorary title "The national writer of Belarus";

honorary title "The people's artist of Belarus";

honorary title "The national artist of Belarus";

honorary title "The national doctor of Belarus";

honorary title "The national teacher of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored artist of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of arts of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of culture of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of science of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored inventor of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored rationalizer of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored teacher of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of formation of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored doctor of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of health care of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of social protection of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of the industry of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of agricultural industry of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored forestry specialist of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored builder of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored architect of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored operator of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored economist of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored lawyer of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored power engineering specialist of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored metallurgist of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored miner of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of services industry of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of transport of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored specialist of Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored pilot of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored navigator of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored employee of the state security agencies of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of bodies of prosecutor's office of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored employee of law-enforcement bodies of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored frontier guard of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored customs officer of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored rescuer of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored geologist of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored worker of physical culture and sport of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "The honored trainer of the Republic of Belarus";

honorary title "Honoured Master of Sports of the Republic of Belarus".

Samples, the description of awards, medals of the Republic of Belarus, breastplates to honorary titles of the Republic of Belarus affirm the President of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 5. The highest degree of difference of the Republic of Belarus

The rank "Hero of Belarus" is the highest degree of difference of the Republic of Belarus and is appropriated for the exclusive merits before the state and society connected with the feat made for freedom, independence and prosperity of the Republic of Belarus.

The rank "Hero of Belarus" is given only once.

Persons awarded ranks "Hero of Belarus" are handed sign of special difference - Medal of Hero of Belarus.

The Medal of Hero of Belarus is worn on the left side of breast over awards and medals.

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