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Old 04-27-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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Medal "For The Defence Of The Fatherland And Unity Of The Neighbourhood".

Medal "For the Defense of the Motherland and Neighborhood Unity"

Another excellent translation from Esteban who has been a great help, thanks very much!! :)

MEDAL FOR THE DEFENSE OF MOTHERLAND AND NEIGHBORHOOD UNITY

LAW DECREE Nº 240

SINCE: The National Direction of Revolution Defense Commitees has proposed to the State Council the creation of a medal to be bestowed upon cuban and foreign citizens who gain enough merits when executing relevant actions, or when assuming attitudes that prove their loyalty to the revolutionary cause.

SINCE: because of the expressed motifs in the latter Since, the modification of Law Decree Nº 30, of December 10th, 1979 and Regulations of Law Nº 17, of June 28th, 1978 is required, as they have been modified and are currently governing.

SINCE: The State Council, making use of the given attributions expressed in paragraph c), of Article 90 of the Constitution of the Republic, decides to pronounce the following

LAW DECREE, Nº 240.

ARTICLE 1. A new 42nd section is added to Article 6 of Law Decree Nº 30, of December 10th, 1979, saying the following:

42. Medal "For the Defense of the Motherland and Neighborhood Unity", awarded to cuban and foreign citizens who gain enough merits when executing relevant actions, or when assuming attitudes that prove their loyalty to the revolutionary cause.

ARTICLE 2. The requirements for their awarding, the description of the representative badge of the medal to which the latter article refers and other particular information related to its organization, are determined in the annex-approved Regulations to this Law Decree, and provisions of Law Nº 17, of June 28, 1978, will be applied to it.

ARTICLE 3. Article 10, paragraph ch) (NOTE: in spanish alphabet, "ch" is considered a letter, placed after C), of Law Decree Nº 30, placing after the Medal "50th Anniversary of Revolutionary Armed Forces" the Medal "For Defense of Motherland and Neighborhood Unity".

FINAL PROVISION.

UNIQUE: All legal or regulation provisions opposing the stated in this Law Decree will be derogated, which will govern after its publication in the Oficcial Gazzette of the Republic.

GIVETH, in the Palace of the Revolution, Havana city, June 27, 2006.

Fidel Castro Ruz

President of the State Council

ANNEX

REGULATIONS OF THE MEDAL "FOR THE DEFENSE OF MOTHERLAND AND NEIGHBORHOOD UNITY"

ARTICLE 1. The Medal "FOR THE DEFENSE OF MOTHERLAND AND NEIGHBORHOOD UNITY" is awarded to cuban and foreign citizens who gain enough merits when executing relevant actions, or when assuming attitudes that prove their loyalty to the revolutionary cause.

ARTICLE 2. The Medal "FOR THE DEFENSE OF MOTHERLAND AND NEIGHBORHOOD UNITY" is made of gilt metal.

ARTICLE 3. The Medal "FOR THE DEFENSE OF MOTHERLAND AND NEIGHBORHOOD UNITY" is awarded upon the following merits:

a) Showing courage and unselfishness during actions on behalf and defense of our Socialist Revolution;

b) Keeping an uninterrupted labor in support and function of the Revolution Defense Committees´ duties, and being previously awarded the distinction "September 28th";

c) To sistematically confront and fight antisocial and counter-revolutionary riots, or to accomplish special tasks where these kind of actions take place.

ARTICLE 4. The Medal "FOR THE DEFENSE OF MOTHERLAND AND NEIGHBORHOOD UNITY" has the following general specifications:

It´s round shaped, measures 30 mm wide and it´s 3 mm thick. The obverse shows an 1 mm border; the center shows an engraved group of houses and buildings, as well as the Revolution Square. In the upper part of these buildings, located just aside of the José Martí Memorial Tower, the organization logo, and in the roof,"CDR" can be seen. To its right, there is a Cuban flag waving. In the upper side of the medal it is written in a semicircle shape, "FOR THE DEFENSE OF THE MOTHERLAND"; in the lower part of it, also in semicircle, "AND NEIGHBORHOOD UNITY"

The reverse shows a 1 mm wide plain border; the center shows an engraved Coat of Arms of the Republic of Cuba; the upper part shows a semicircle writing saying "STATE COUNCIL"; in the lower part, also in semicircle, "REPUBLIC OF CUBA".

The badge hangs, with a link, of a pentagonal shaped, 25 mm moaré ribbon with royal blue, olive green, white and red color stripes, divided from right to left as: Red 5mm, olive green 2mm, white 7mm, olive green 2mm and royal blue 9mm.

The reverse of the ribbon has a safety pin.

The ribbon bar is rectangular and convex shaped, measures 25mm long and 15mm high, covered by a moaré ribbon with the same stripes and colors that the medal suspension has.

The reverse of the ribbon bar has a safety pin.

ARTICLE 5. The National Secretariate of the Revolution Defense Committees has the power to propose to the State Council the awarding of this medal.

ARTICLE 6. The Medal "FOR THE DEFENSE OF MOTHERLAND AND NEIGHBORHOOD UNITY" recipients have the following duties:

a)To keep an exemplary attitude, matching the revolutionary principles;

b) To obey, in all their provisions, the established in these Regulations, in Law Nº 17, and its Regulations.

ARTICLE 7. The recipients can have their use revoked, when any of the following occur:

a) To be sanctioned for a crime that ruins public image;

b) Disobeying any of the duties established in these Regulations, in Law Nº 17 and its Regulations.

ARTICLE 8. The wearing of this medal and its ribbon bar is regulated as the following says:

a)Members of Rev. Armed Forces and Interior Ministry, according to their dress regulations, according to the stated in Law Nº 17;

b) Civilians, according to the stated in Law Nº 17.

ARTICLE 9. The Medal "FOR THE DEFENSE OF MOTHERLAND AND NEIGHBORHOOD UNITY" will not be posthumously awarded.

ARTICLE 10. Upon the death of the recipient, the medal and its documents can be kept as a memento, but not allowing its use, of the following relatives:

a) The widow;

b) Children over 16 years old;

c) The mother or father;

d) OR any other person that due to affective or family bond deserves to keep such medal and documents.


Nevertheless the stated in the latter, upon the non-existance or death of these relatives, the State Council can dispose the medal and documents to have another destination, for storage and conservation purposes.
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Re: Medalla “Por la defensa de La Patria y La Unidad Del Barrio"

The ribbon and a poor photo of the medal
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Re: Medalla “Por la defensa de La Patria y La Unidad Del Barrio"

Blanco,

Thanks! Can we see the reverse please.

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Blanco,
Thanks for posting that :)
I imagine the reverse ist the normal Council of State?

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“Por la defensa de La Patria y La Unidad Del Barrio" -reverse
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