For the Liberation of Shusha Medal

The For the Liberation of Shusha Medal (Azerbaijani: «Şuşanın azad olunmasına görə» medalı) is a medal of Azerbaijan. The medal was created on the occasion of Azerbaijan being the victor in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War.[1]

For the Liberation of Shusha Medal
«Şuşanın azad olunmasına görə» medalı
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TypeIndividual Award
Awarded forThe Liberation of Shusha.
StatusActive
Established20 November 2020
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Precedence
Next (higher)For the Liberation of Gubadly Medal
Next (lower)For the Liberation of Kalbajar Medal

HistoryEdit

On 11 November 2020, the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, at a meeting with wounded Azerbaijani servicemen who took part in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, said that new orders and medals would be established in Azerbaijan, and that he gave appropriate instructions on awarding civilians and servicemen who showed "heroism on the battlefield and in the rear and distinguished themselves in this war." He also proposed the names of these orders and medals.[2] On 20 November 2020, at a plenary session of the Azerbaijani National Assembly, a draft bill on amendments to the bill "On the establishment of orders and medals of the Republic of Azerbaijan" was submitted for discussion.[3]

The For the Liberation of Shusha Medal was established on the same day in the first reading in accordance with the bill "On the establishment of orders and medals of the Republic of Azerbaijan" on the occasion of Azerbaijan being the victor in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War.[4]

StatusEdit

According to the bill "On the establishment of orders and medals of the Republic of Azerbaijan", the medal's senior award is the For the Liberation of Gubadly Medal, while its junior award is the For the Liberation of Kalbajar Medal.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Orders and medals are established in Azerbaijan on the occasion of victory in Patriotic War". Azeri Press Agency. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva met with servicemen undergoing treatment at Clinical Medical Center 1". President.az. Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan. 11 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Vətən Müharibəsində qələbə münasibətilə Azərbaycan Respublikasının orden və medallarının təsis edilməsi ilə əlaqədar "Azərbaycan Respublikasının orden və medallarının təsis edilməsi haqqında" Azərbaycan Respublikasının Qanununda dəyişiklik edilməsi barədə AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASININ QANUNU" [LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN on amendments to the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On the establishment of orders and medals of the Republic of Azerbaijan" in connection with the establishment of orders and medals of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the occasion of victory in the Great Patriotic War] (in Azerbaijani). National Assembly of Azerbaijan. 20 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Парламент Азербайджана утвердил в первом чтении законопроект об учреждении новых орденов и медалей Отечественной войны" [The Parliament of Azerbaijan approved in the first reading the bill on the establishment of new orders and medals of the Patriotic War]. Armiya.az (in Russian). 20 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.