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National Hero of Armenia
The supreme title of "National Hero of Armenia" is awarded for exclusive services of nation-wide importance rendered to the Republic of Armenia in the spheres of the defence of the state and the strengthening of law and order, as well as and for the creation of significant values.

Persons awarded with the supreme title of "National Hero of Armenia" are given the Order of "Motherland", which is borne on the left side of the chest.

The following persons have been awarded with the supreme title of "National Hero of Armenia"

Vazgen I, His Holiness Catholicos of All-Armenians - 28.07.1994
Victor Hambardzumian - 11.10.1994
Alec Manoukian - 14.10.1994
Movses Gorgissian - 20.09.1996
Geghaznik Mikaelian - 20.09.1996
Monte Melkonian - 20.09.1996
Tatoul Krpian - 20.09.1996
Vitia Ayvazian - 20.09.1996
Jivan Abrahamian - 20.09.1996
Yuri Poghossian - 20.09.1996
Karen Demirjian - 27.12.1999
Vazgen Sarkissian - 27.12.1999
Kirk Kirkorian - 27.05.2004
Charles Aznavour - 27.05.2004
Nikolay Ryzhkov - 05.12.2008
The Order of "Battle Cross"
The Order of "Battle Cross" is awarded for exclusive courage, self-sacrifice and skill shown during the defense of the motherland and the ensuring of security.

The Order of "Battle Cross" has two degrees:

Order of "Battle Cross" 1st degree
Order of "Battle Cross" 2nd degree.

The highest one is the 1st degree of the Order of “Battle Cross”.

The Order of "Battle Cross" is borne on the left side of the chest, after the Order of “Motherland”.

The "Order of Honor"
The Order of “Honor” is awarded for significant services in the spheres of the defense of the state and the protection of national interests of the Republic of Armenia aimed at the consolidation of independence and democracy, for considerable contribution to the establishment, strengthening and development of friendship with the Republic of Armenia, as well as for the maintenance of peace between nations.
The Order of "St. Mesrop Mashtots"
The Order of “Saint Mesrop Mashtots” is awarded for significant achievements in the spheres of the development of the economy, natural and social sciences, inventions, culture, education, healthcare and social activity, as well as for activity, promoting the development of the scientific-technical, economic and cultural cooperation of the Republic of Armenia with foreign countries.

The Order of “Saint Mesrop Mashtots” is borne on the left side of the chest, following the Order of the "Battle Cross".
The Order of "Tigran the Great"
The Order of "Tigran the Great" is awarded for exclusive services to the Republic of Armenia.

The Order of "Tigran the Great" is awarded to the statesmen of the Republic of Armenia, to the military of the high command staff of the Armed forces and other forces, as well as to the military units of the Armed forces and other forces of the Republic of Armenia.

The Order of "Tigran the Great" is borne on the right side of the chest; in the case of the presence of other orders - it precedes them.

The Order of "Vardan Mamikonian"
The Order of "Vardan Mamikonian" is awarded for exclusive courage, displayed when carrying out military duties to the Motherland, as well as for significant services provided for the construction of the military and the securing of the combat training of the forces.

The Order of "Vardan Mamikonian" is borne on the right side of the chest, following the Order "Tigran the Great".