Order of the Hero of Socialist Labour

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This article is about a Yugoslavian decoration. For other uses, see Hero of Socialist Labour (disambiguation).
Order of the Hero of Socialist Labour
Country SFR Yugoslavia
Type Order of merit with one degree
Eligibility Citizens, companies and sports teams
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in professional work
Status Dissolved
Statistics
Established 8 December 1948[1]
First awarded 1949
Last awarded 1987
Total awarded 114
Distinct
recipients
Josip Broz Tito
Edvard Kardelj
Aleksandar Ranković
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of the People's Hero
Next (lower) Order of the People's Liberation
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Order of the Hero of Socialist Labour (Serbo-Croatian: 'Orden junaka socijalističkog rada', Slovene: Red junaka socialističnega dela, Macedonian: Орден на јунак на социјалистичката работа) was the fourth highest state decoration awarded in Yugoslavia.[2][3] It was awarded to the citizens, companies and sports teams for the outstanding achievements in their professional work.[1] The order was awarded a total of 114 times until 1987.[1] After the dissolution of SFR Yugoslavia, awarding of the Order was discontinued.[4]

Along with the order, the recipient was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labour (Serbo-Croatian: Junak socijalističkog rada, Slovene: Junak socialističnega dela, Macedonian: Jунак на социјалистичката работа).

History[edit]

The Order of the Hero of socialist labour was founded on 8 December 1948 in resemblance to the Soviet title of Hero of Socialist Labour. The order was awarded by the President of Yugoslavia.[5]

Recipients[edit]

The Order was awarded a total of 114 times until 1987. Some of the notable recipients are:

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