National Hero of Azerbaijan

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National Hero of Azerbaijan
Azərbaycan milli qəhrəmanı
National Hero of Azerbaijan.svg
Awarded by President of Azerbaijan
Country  Azerbaijan
Type Individual Award
Eligibility Azerbaijani citizens
Awarded for Exceptional service and courage for the independence and prosperity of people of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Status Active
Clasps 1
Established March 25, 1992. Decree No. 201
First awarded June 7, 1992
Next (higher) None

The National Hero of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan milli qəhrəmanı) is the highest national title in the Republic of Azerbaijan. The title was named the highest national award on March 25, 1992, and the "Qizil Ulduz" Medal awarded as a sign of receiving this title was established by a separate law in July 1992[1] The law on the title has been in effect since December 25, 1995. It can be awarded only once to the same person.[2]

The title is awarded for outstanding services of national importance to Azerbaijan in defense and strengthening of the state system and creation of important national values.[3]

Independent Azerbaijan

Salatyn Asgarova was one of the Azerbaijani journalists killed in the Nagorno-Karabakh war.

After the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, Azerbaijan and Armenia were engaged in the Nagorno-Karabakh War in which several Azerbaijanis were awarded with the National Hero of Azerbaijan.



  1. ^ On the title of "National Hero of Azerbaijan"
  2. ^ Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Retrieved May 29, 2007 - DEAD LINK
  3. ^ ""Azərbaycanın Milli Qəhrəmanı" adının təsis olunması haqqında" Azərbaycan Respublikasının Qanununda dəyişikliklər edilməsi barədə" Azərbaycan Respublikasının 15 iyul 1992-ci il tarixli, 210 nömrəli Qanunu (in Azerbaijani)
  4. ^ "President Ilham Aliyev signed order to confer title of National Hero upon Ensign Mubariz Ibrahimov". Azerbaijan Press Agency. 2010-07-22. Archived from the original on 2010-07-24.

External links

  • Heroes of the USSR. Retrieved June 14, 2007
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