Orders, decorations and medals of Albania
Orders, decorations and medals are distinctive symbols awarded to citizens and foreign dignitaries in Albania.
In 1926, he established the Order of Fidelity, also known as the Order of Besa.
Several laws were passed during Communist Albania.
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.
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).
An addition to the 1996 law was made in 2001.
A regulation on the awarding of the decorations was issued afterwards by President Alfred Moisiu.
- Order of the Black Eagle (discontinued after 1914; retained as a dynastic order by the House of Wied)
- Medal of the Black Eagle
- Medal for the Accession of Prince William of Wied
- Order of Skanderbeg (1925–45) (discontinued after 1945; retained as a dynastic order by the House of Zogu)
- Collar of Honour of Albania
- Medal of Remembrance of the Triumph of Legality
- Order of Fidelity (discontinued after 1939; retained as a dynastic order by the House of Zogu)
- Military Order and Medal of Bravery
97 different types of awards were given in Communist Albania from 1945–1990.
The main awards were as follows:
- Hero of the People (Hero i Popullit)
- Hero of Socialist Labour (discontinued after 1990)
- People's Sculptor (discontinued after 1990)
- People's Teacher (discontinued after 1990)
- Merited Teacher (discontinued after 1990)
- Merited Artist (discontinued after 1990)
- People's Artist (discontinued after 1990)
- Naim Frashëri Order (Urdhëri “Naim Frashëri”) continued even post 1990
- "Honor of the Nation" Decoration (Dekorata “Nderi i Kombit” )
- National Flag Decoration (Dekorata e Flamurit Kombëtar)
- "Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu" Decoration (1996–)
- "Mother Teresa" Decoration (Dekorata “Nënë Tereza”)
- Golden Decoration of the Eagle (“Dekorata e Artë e Shqiponjës”)
- "Torch of Democracy" Decoration (Dekorata “Pishtar i Demokracisë”)
- "Knight of Skanderbeg Order" Title (Titulli "Kalorës i Udhërit të Skënderbeut")
- (Titulli “Kalorës i urdhrit të flamurit”)
- "Grand Master" Title (Titulli “Mjeshtër i Madh”)
- "Naim Frashëri" Title (Titulli "Naim Frashëri")
- Military Services Medal (Medalja “Për Shërbime Ushtarake”)
- Special Civil Merits Medal (Medalja “Për Merita të Veçanta Civile”)
- Martyr of Democracy Medal (Medalja “Martir i Demokracisë”)
- Medal of Gratitude (“Medalja e Mirënjohjes”)
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