Order of the Republic

Order of the Republic first typeOrder of the Republic new type after 1977

The Order of the Republic was established by the goverment`s edict No. 30/1951 from April 3rd, 1951. The outfit of the order was changed in 1977.

Following other orders were established by the above stated edict:

Order of the Republic was awarded for extraordinary merits for building of the Czechoslovak Republic, especially for its peaceful effort in production, during cultural or scientific activitiess or for strenghtening of the defence abilitiis of the country.

The receipient was given a large certifikate and a small booklet.

863 have been awarded in total according to the archiv of the President`s Office. The last order was awarded to minister František Oldřich. The decoration No. 863 was donated to the National Museum.

Order of the Republic - first type - variant until 1960:

Order of the Republic until 1960 - No. 280 obvers Order of the Republic until 1960 - No. 280 revers Order of the Republic until 1960 - No. 280 case of issue

Order of the Republic until 1960 - No. 365 obvers Order of the Republic until 1960 - No. 365 revers Order of the Republic until 1960 - No. 365 certificate

Order of the Republic - first type - variant 1960 - 1977:

Order of the Republic after 1960 obvers Order of the Republic after 1960 revers Order of the Republic after 1960 case of issue for No. 520

Order of the Republic after 1960 obvers Order of the Republic after 1960 revers Order of the Republic after 1960 case of issue for No. 535

The decoration of the first type had numbers 1 - 692 (the last one of this type awarded to Prof. MUDr. Petr Rudolf).

Order of the Republic was warn of the left breast side. If only the small ribbon was worn, it was 10 mm wide and 38 mm long.

3.) Order of the Republic - new type after 1977:

Order of the Republic after 1977 obvers Etuje k Řádu republiky after 1977 Order of the Republic after 1977 revers Order of the Republic after 1977 revers - detail

Order of the Republic was red square with silver rays, silver circumscribed, 40 mm large. In the middel is a star with the symbol with Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in a pentagon. The revers of the decoration is smooth with engraved number.

The new Type of the order were issued with No. 693 - 863. The first decoration was given to some representants of the communist regime as replacemnt of the previous Types (for example No. 693 to Vasil Bilak, No. 694 to Gustav Husák, No. 695 to Josef Havlín, No. 696 to Karel Hoffman.

Order of the Republic could have been awarded posthumously; in such case the order has been handed over to the family of the recipient.

The Order the Republic could have been awarded as well:

  1. to a group building a working or other team;
  2. to a military or a police unit;
  3. to enterprises, institutions or state authorities or its symbols.

Small booklet for the Order of the Republic:

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Large Certifikate for the Order of the Republic(597 x 413 mm):

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