Order of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes


The Order of the Heaven's Hundred Heroes (Ukrainian: Орден Героїв Небесної Сотні) is an order of Ukraine presented for civil courage, patriotism and the defense of the constitutional principles of democracy, human rights and freedom; humanitarian, social and charitable activities; selfless service to the Ukrainian people during the Euromaidan-protests; as well as any events related to the protection of the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.[1][2][3]

Order of the Heaven's Hundred Heroes
Order of the Heaven's Hundred Heroes
TypeSingle-grade order
Awarded forDefending principles of democracy, human rights and freedom during the Euromaidan-protests
Presented by Ukraine
MottoFreedom and Dignity
StatusCurrently awarded
Established1 July 2014
First awarded27 November 2014
Total4
Total awarded posthumously4
Ribbon of the Order of the Heaven's Hundred Heroes
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Next (lower)Order For Courage

Background


The name "Heaven's Hundred" refers to the participants killed during Euromaidan.[4]

The order was established on 1 July 2014 when the Verkhovna Rada (the parliament of Ukraine) adopted the Law "On amendments to article 7 of the Law of Ukraine "On National Awards of Ukraine".[5] On 26 June 2014, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko first proposed to parliament to amend the law on government awards by introducing the Order of the Heroes of the Heaven's Hundred.[6]

Appearance


A nationwide contest for the best design of the Order of Heroes hundreds of Heaven was won by Taras Wozniak and Konstantina Kovalyshyn from Lviv.[7][8]

Recipients


On 27 November 2014, the three non-Ukrainian citizens killed in the Euromaidan events were each posthumously awarded the title Knight of the Order of the Heaven's Hundred Heroes.[9]

  •  Belarus Mikhail Zhyznevskyi (26 January 1988 22 January 2014), shot in the heart
  •  Georgia Zurab Khurtsia (29 July 1960 18 February 2014), died of heart attack during demonstrations in Independence Square
  •  Georgia David Kipiani (28 June 1980 21 February 2014), shot twice

On 16 February 2018, Taras Bilchuk was posthumously awarded the title Knight of the Order of the Heaven's Hundred Heroes.[10]

  •  Ukraine Taras Bilchuk (1960 14 August 2017)

See also


References


  1. Parliament supported President’s initiative on the establishment of order of Heroes of Nebesna Sotnya // Official web-site of the President of Ukraine, 01.07.2014
  2. The VR has established an order of "Heroes of Heavenly hundred", NovostiMira (1 July 2014)
  3. (in Ukrainian) The Council established the Order of Heroes Hundreds of Heaven, Ukrayinska Pravda (1 July 2014)
  4. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine established the order of the Characters hundreds of Heaven, news.rin.ru (1 July 2014)
  5. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law “On amendments to article 7 of the Law of Ukraine “On National Awards of Ukraine” (re establishing the order of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes), Verkhovna Rada (1 July 2014)
  6. Poroshenko asks Rada to introduce Order of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred, Kyiv Post (26 June 2014)
  7. (in Ukrainian) Winners of the All-Ukrainian contest sketch of the Order of Heroes Hundreds of Heaven - the press service of the Ministry of Culture., uapress (5 August 2014)
  8. (in Ukrainian) The Rada established the Order of Heroes hundreds of Heaven, Vysoky Zamok (newspaper) (1 July 2014)
  9. (in Ukrainian) Президент нагородив орденами Героїв Небесної Сотні трьох іноземців, які загинули під час Революції Гідності // Офіційне інтернет-представництво Президента України Archived 2014-12-31 at the Wayback Machine
  10. (in Ukrainian) Тарас Більчук був надзвичайно світлою людиною — Президент вручив орден Героїв Небесної Сотні доньці активіста // Офіційне інтернет-представництво Президента України, 18 лютого 2018 р.