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Modern Awards of the Baltic States


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Hi all, can anyone tell me or provide a link as to any info on the Post Communist awards of the three Baltic states? Interested in the Order of Precedence, criteria and of course the names of the awards.

Thanks so much!!!

Greg

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Estonia (from the site of the president of the country, http://www.president.ee/en/estonia/decorations.php)

Pursuant to the Decorations Act passed by the Riigikogu on 11 December 1996, amended on 13 May 1998, 17 April 2001 and 19 June 2002, Estonia has six state decorations (orders):

The Order of the National Coat of Arms

The Order of the White Star

The Order of the Cross of the Eagle

The Order of the Estonian Red Cross

The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana

The Cross of Liberty

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Latvia (from the site of the president of the country, http://www.president.lv/pk/content/?cat_id=1229)

State awards by their order of precedence:

1) Order of the Three Stars and its Medal of Honour (motto Per aspera ad astra (Through thorns toward the stars));

2) The Order of Viesturs (Vesthardus Rex) and its Medal of Honour (motto: Confortamini et pugnate (Be Strong and Fight )) ;

3) Cross of Recognition (Croix de la Reconnaissance) and its Medal of Honour (motto: Pour les honn?tes gens (For People of Honour) ) ;

4) The Commemorative Medal of the Participant of the 1991 Barricades.

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Lithuania (from the site of the president of the country, http://adamkus.president.lt/ordinai/vdordinas_e.phtml)

Orders of the State of Lithuania:

Order of Vytautas the Great

Order of the Cross of Vytis (the Knight)

Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

Medals and Other Awards:

Medal of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

Medal of the Founding Volunteers of the Lithuanian Army

Independence Medal

Life Saving Cross

Medal of January 13

Medal of Darius and Girėnas

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