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A pic of the Chief of Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, general Ljubisa Dikovic, visit Madrid with the Spanish Chief of Defence130703-visita-jemad-servio-2.jpg

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A pic of the Chief of Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, general Ljubisa Dikovic, visit Madrid with the Spanish Chief of Defence130703-visita-jemad-servio-2.jpg

Thanks for sharing that picture. Notice the first ribbon on his ribbon bar, it's for Order of the National Hero. 37th motorized brigade was awarded with that decoration while he was it's commander.

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Medals:

01. Medal of Petar Mrkonjić (Name that Petar I Karađorđević used during Herzegovina uprising which Serbs led against Ottoman Empire in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1875-78) is a single class military decoration. It is awarded to units of Armed Forces of Republic of Srpska for significant feats in combat. Exceptionally it can be awarded to a commander of the unit.

Future King as Petar Mrkonjić during uprising.

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02. Medal of Milan Tepić (Last Yugoslav National hero who in 1991 blew up ammunition depot along with himself in order to stop the fall of weapons into hands of Croats) is a military, single class, decoration awarded for expressed personal courage and self sacrifice in the struggle for freedom. It can also be awarded to smaller units (up to rang of company) for expressed collective courage and self sacrifice on the battlefield.

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03. Medal for merits towards the people is a single class decoration awarded for merits in the struggle against the enemy, for liberation of the country and for contribution to the development and progress of Republic of Srpska. During peacetime it can also be awarded to individuals, institutions and other organizations for contribution to the development and progress of the country.

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04. Medal for bravery - Gavrilo Princip medal is a two classes military decoration awarded for one or more brave deeds. It can also be awarded to smaller units and individuals for expressed collective courage.

First (golden) class on a red triangular ribbon.

Second (silver) class on a tricolor triangular ribbon.

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05. Medal for military merits is a single class decoration awarded to members of Armed Forces of Republic of Srpska for expressed enthusiasm in the performance of tasks and for exemplarity. It can also be awarded to civilians for exemplar work and contribution to the state.

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06. Medal for military virtues is a single class decoration awarded to members of Armed Forces of Republic of Srpska for excellence in performing of duties and for exemplar behavior.

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Those are ribbons for decorations of Republic of Serbia introduced in 2009. First row is Order of the Serbian Flag (Орден српске заставе) although I think that the stripes should be yellow, not white. Second row is Order of the Star of Karageorge (Орден Карађорђеве звезде), third Order of Sretenje (Candlemas) (Сретењски орден). First ribbons in all three rows represent the look of sashes, neck ribbons and the triangular "chest" ribbons used for those orders, others are for first, second and third grade.

Fourth row, from left to right Golden medal for zealous service (Златана медаља за ревносну службу), Silver medal for zealous service (Сребрна медаља за ревнсосну службу), Golden Miloš Obilić bravery medal (Златна медаља за храброст Милош Обилић) Silver Miloš Obilić bravery medal (Сребрна медаља за храброст Милош Обилић). And the last row Golden medal for merits (Златна медаља за заслге) and Silver medal for merits (Сребрна медаља за заслуге).

Serbia today has three more orders not represented on table above, Order of Republic of Serbia - 2 grades (Орден Републике Србије) Order of the White Eagle with swords - 3 grades (Орден белог орла са мачевима) and Order of merit for defense and security - 3 grades (Орден заслуга за одбрану и безбедност).

Regards,

Radmilo

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You are welcome Antonio. Easy mistake to make considering the name, location and predominant nation in both of them.

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I believe that three more orders were instituted later but I was not able to determine when exactly. Those are:

01. Order of the Flag of Republic of Srpska (Орден заставе Републике Српске)

02. Order of St. Petar Zimonjić (Орден светог Петра Зимоњића)

03. Order of Honor (Орден части)

The National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska instituted Order of the Flag of Republic of Srpska and Order of Honor on the 25th of July 2002.

Order of the Flag has two clases - Order of the Flag of Republic of Srpska with Golden Wreath (1st class) and Order of the Flag of Republic of Srpska with Silver Wreath (2nd class).

That also goes for the Order of Honor - Order of Honor with Golden Rays (1st class) and Order of Honor with Silver Rays (2nd class).

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Order of the Flag of the Republic of Srpska with Golden Wreath is 4th in order of precedence and can be awarded to prominent individuals and institutions for work and outstanding merits in postwar development of Republic of Srpska, strengthening the peace and international cooperation, personal achievements of great importance and contribution to the affirmation of the Republic of Srpska.

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Order of the Flag of Republic of Srpska with Silver Wreath is 5th in the order of precedence and can be awarded within the general criterion to domestic and foreign prominent and significant social, political, religious, scientific, cultural, sports and economy individuals, institutions and collectives.

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President of the Republic of Srpska Rajko Kuzmanović awarding Dragoljub Davidović (mayor of Banja Luka) with the 1st class Order of the Flag.

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President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik awarding Jasmina Vujić (Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley) with the 1st class Order of the Flag.

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President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik awarding the Russian ambassador in B&H with the 1st class Order of the Flag.

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Order of Honor with Golden Rays is 12th in order of precedence and can be awarded to institutions, organizations and individuals for contribution in affirmation of civil rights, tolerance among people and nations, rule of law and liberties and also to individuals and organizations who have contributed to strengthening the reputation of the Republic of Srpska with their public work and achievements .

I apologize for bad translation, translating these criteria is always a bit of a problem for me.

Here's the only picture I managed to find, unfortunately black and white and pretty small...

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Milorad Dodik posthumously awarding Srđan Aleksić (on the right) with the Order of Honor. Srđan was a Serb from Trebinje (Herzegovina) who lost his life while saving his Muslim friend during war. The order was received by his father.

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Milorad Dodik awarding Franjo Komarica, Bishop of Banja Luka and Jozef Atijas (posthumously), Rabbi of Jewish community in Republic of Srpska.

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Awarding the "Voice of Srpska" (Глас Српске) - daily newspapers for 70 years of existence.

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Arrgh - another area I need to get on my website! Thanks for all the information, now to scamper off and find images I can use...

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