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Annex to the Act No. 404/90 Coll.

Art. 1

Milan Rastislav Stefanik Order shall be conferred by the President of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic to honour persons who have made eminent contributions to the defence and security of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.

Art. 2

(1) The day of the Order shall be May 8, the date of the end of the World War II in Europe.

(2) Milan Rastislav Stefanik Order shall be conferred by the President of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic exclusively on the day of the Order.

Art. 3

Milan Rastislav Stefanik Order shall be conferred by the President of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic to soldiers, members of the armed brigades and other persons within these forces and battalions of armed forces for especially exceptional merits in respect of the defence and security of the state, excellent commanding and fighting performance and scientific and professional work having the military and defence nature.

Art. 4

(1) Milan Rastislav Stefanik Order comes in five classes, First Class being the highest.

(2) Upon conferring the Order, a numbered Order insignia and numbered certificate shall be handed over. After demise of the person who has been conferred upon the Order the numbered insignia shall be returned to the Office of the President of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.

Art. 5

(1) The badge of the Milan Rastislav Stefanik Order is an encircled white five-tipped star-shaped ornament, with equal circular gaps in between separate parts. The gap between both the upper gaps is enclosed with the cylindrical ear with on elevated suspension shaped as the linden wreath with crossed sword points up. On the obverse, a medallion placed at the centre of the star-shaped badge bears a plastic bust of M.R. Stefanik. On the reverse, a medallion placed at the centre of the star-shaped badge bears the Greater Coat of Arms of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic and the Order inscription "VERIT MILOVAT PRACOVAT" ("TRUST - LOVE - WORK") and three linden leaves in the white annulus. The bust, suspension, the motto, linden leaf and star framing are made of yellow metal.

(2) The insignia of the First Class of the Order consists of the badge of the Order on a ribbon sash to be worn across the breast, extended from the right shoulder to the left hip, and a star to be worn on the left side of the breast. The diameter of the badge is 68 mm; the linden wreath which forms the suspension is 35x25 mm in size. The ribbon sash is 100 mm wide, white-blue-red-blue-white, the widths of the stripes being 5:40:10:40:5 mm. The star is silver, ten-pointed, 90 mm in diameter, the Order badge is placed at its centre, added with white annulus bearing the inscription "VERIT MILOVAT PRACOVAT" ("TRUST - LOVE - WORK") and three linden leaves. The diameter of the badge is 68 mm. The central piece on the reverse of the star bears the Greater Coat of Arms of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.

(3) The insignia of the Second Class of the Order consists of the badge of the Order on a neck ribbon and a smaller star to be worn on the right side of the breast. The diameter of the badge is 62 mm; the suspension is 30x20 mm in size and comes with perpendicular white suspension loop, which is 30x4 mm in size. The neck ribbon is 45 mm wide, white-blue-red-blue-white, the widths of the stripes being 2:18:5:18:2 mm. The star, made up of silver rays, is five-pointed, 62 mm in diameter; the Order badge placed at its centre and added with white annulus bears the inscription "VERIT MILOVAT PRACOVAT" ("TRUST - LOVE - WORK"" and three linden leaves. The diameter of the badge is 62 mm. The central piece of the reverse of the star bears the Greater Coat of Arms of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.

(4) The insignia of the Third Class of the Order is the same as that of the Second Class, except that it does not include the star.

(5) The insignia of the Fourth Class of the Order consists of the badge of the Order, 45 mm in diameter, with the suspension, which is 20x15 mm in size. The badge is suspended from a breast ribbon, threaded through, 38 mm wide, with a rosette whose diameter is 30 mm; the ribbon is white-blue-red-blue-white, the widths of the stripes being 2:15:4:15:2 mm.

(6) The insignia of the Fifth Class is the same as that of the Fourth Class, except that the ribbon does not include the rosette.

(7) On such occasions when the insignia of the Milan Rastislav Stefanik Order are not to be worn "in natura" substitute ribbons, 38x10 mm in size, replace them when the holder appears in uniform. The ribbons come with different embellishments as follows:
First Class: crossed golden swords;
Second Class: crossed silver swords;
Third Class: horizontal golden sword;
Fourth Class: a rosette;
Fifth Class: no additional embellishment.

(8) When the holder appears in civilian attire rosettes are worn in the buttonhole on the left lapel, coming in the form of Czechoslovak military cockade with different beds of thread as follows:
First Class: crossed golden swords;
Second Class: crossed silver swords;
Third Class: vertical golden sword;
Fourth Class: vertical silver sword;
Fifth Class: vertical bronze sword. The diameter of the cockade, including frame made of the respective metal, is 12 mm; the length of swords is 25 mm.

(9) The registration numbers are inscribed on the suspension attached to the badge of the Order and on the upper edge of the central piece on the reverse of the star.

Art. 7

On ceremonial occasions the insignia of the Order shall be worn "in natura"; the holder shall wear only the insignia of the highest class bestowed upon him/her. On uniforms and on off-duty dress, the holder shall wear the substitute ribbons. The insignia of the Order are not to be worn on coats or sportswear.

Art. 8

The insignia of the Order and the substitute ribbons are to be worn on the left side of the breast.

Art. 9

The affairs relating to the Milan Rastislav Stefanik Order are administered by the Office of the President of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.