Orders, decorations and medals of Albania

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Orders, decorations and medals are distinctive symbols awarded to citizens and foreign dignitaries in Albania. Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_0

History Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_section_0

The first decoration to be given in modern Albania is considered to be the Order of the Black Eagle, which was granted by the Principality of Albania in 1913. Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_1

In 1925, Ahmet Zogu, while President of Albania, instituted the Order of Skanderbeg. Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_2

In 1926, he established the Order of Fidelity, also known as the Order of Besa. Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_3

Several laws were passed during Communist Albania. Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_4

In 1960, the law On the creation of the honorary titles in the arts sector (Albanian: Mbi krijimin e titujve të nderit në sektorin e arteve) was passed by the Parliament of Albania. Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_5

In 1980, another law, entitled On the honorary titles and decorations in the Socialist People's Republic of Albania (Albanian: Për titujt e nderit dhe dekoratat e Republikës Popullore Socialiste të Shqipërisë), amended the 1960 law. Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_6

In 1996, the Parliament of Albania passed the law entitled On the decorations in the Republic of Albania (Albanian: Për dekoratat në Republikën e Shqipërisë). Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_7

An addition to the 1996 law was made in 2001. Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_8

A regulation on the awarding of the decorations was issued afterwards by President Alfred Moisiu. Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_9

1914—1939 Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_section_1

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  • Order of the Black Eagle (discontinued after 1914; retained as a dynastic order by the House of Wied)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_0_0
  • Medal of the Black EagleOrders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_0_1
  • Medal for the Accession of Prince William of WiedOrders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_0_2
  • Order of Skanderbeg (1925–45) (discontinued after 1945; retained as a dynastic order by the House of Zogu)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_0_3
  • Collar of Honour of AlbaniaOrders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_0_4
  • Medal of Remembrance of the Triumph of LegalityOrders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_0_5
  • Order of Fidelity (discontinued after 1939; retained as a dynastic order by the House of Zogu)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_0_6
  • Military Order and Medal of BraveryOrders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_0_7

1945—1996 Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_section_2

97 different types of awards were given in Communist Albania from 1945–1990. Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_10

The main awards were as follows: Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_sentence_11

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  • Hero of the People (Hero i Popullit)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_1_8
  • Hero of Socialist Labour (discontinued after 1990)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_1_9
  • People's Sculptor (discontinued after 1990)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_1_10
  • People's Teacher (discontinued after 1990)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_1_11
  • Merited Teacher (discontinued after 1990)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_1_12
  • Merited Artist (discontinued after 1990)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_1_13
  • People's Artist (discontinued after 1990)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_1_14
  • Naim Frashëri Order (Urdhëri “Naim Frashëri”) continued even post 1990Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_1_15

1996—present Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_section_3

Decorations Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_section_4

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Titles Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_section_5

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  • "Knight of Skanderbeg Order" Title (Titulli "Kalorës i Udhërit të Skënderbeut")Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_3_22
  • (Titulli “Kalorës i urdhrit të flamurit”)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_3_23
  • "Grand Master" Title (Titulli “Mjeshtër i Madh”)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_3_24
  • "Naim Frashëri" Title (Titulli "Naim Frashëri")Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_3_25
  • Military Services Medal (Medalja “Për Shërbime Ushtarake”)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_3_26
  • Special Civil Merits Medal (Medalja “Për Merita të Veçanta Civile”)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_3_27
  • Martyr of Democracy Medal (Medalja “Martir i Demokracisë”)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_3_28
  • Medal of Gratitude (“Medalja e Mirënjohjes”)Orders, decorations and medals of Albania_item_3_29


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