On the occasion of January 9 – the Day of the Republic of Srpska, the President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović conferred distinguished institutions and individuals with:
ORDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA ON THE LENT
For special merits in developing and strengthening of cooperation and political relations between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, as well as for the unmeasurable contribution in the struggle for the physical and spiritual survival, affirmation and development of the Republic of Srpska
Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia
ORDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA FLAG WITH GOLDEN WREATH
For work and outstanding merits in international cooperation and peace consolidation, personal results and achievements, as well as for contributing to the development of overall relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Srpska
ORDER OF THE KARAĐORĐE’S STAR OF THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA FIRST RANK
For exceptional successes in the command and control of the units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Srpska Army, in the armed fight against the enemy and the liberation of the Republic of Srpska, posthumously:
Slavko Lisica, General – Major of the Republic of Srpska Army.
ORDER OF HONOUR WITH GOLDEN RAYS
For outstanding results in the field of basketball and promotion of the same in the Republic of Srpska, as well as for merits in the field of humanitarian work
Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
ORDER OF HONOUR WITH SILVER RAYS
For acknowledged many years of public work and merits on intensifying cooperation in the fields of health, economy and trade, between the Republic of Italy and the Republic of Srpska
Pietro Baccarini, Honorary President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
ORDER OF NJEGOŠ II RANK
For remarkable successes and rewards achieved at children’s festivals in the country and abroad, as well as for fostering children’s choral singing, and on the occasion of 25 anniversary:
Children’s Choir „Vrapčići“ from Banja Luka.
ORDER OF THE CROSS OF MERCY
For a recognised long-term work in health care system, and a great contribution to the development of health services, as well as for the treatment of patients from the Republic of Srpska:
Prim. Dr. Milanko Maksić, Head of the Vascular Surgery Service at the University Clinical Centre of the Republic of Srpska.
MEDAL OF MERITS FOR THE PEOPLE
For merits in the field of humanitarian and spiritual work, preservation of tradition, as well as for achievements in the field of fine arts, which commonly contribute to the general affirmation of the Republic of Srpska:
Association of Citizens „Мозаик пријатељства“, Banja Luka,
Slavko Maksimović, Protoiereus – Stavrofor from Brčko District and
Mladen Karan, academic painter.
GOLD MEDAL FOR COURAGE
For a special contribution in rescuing human lives and material goods, as well as for expressing personal courage:
Sifet Okić, Doboj, a member of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Srpska,
Dragan Samardžić, Trebinje, a member of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Srpska, and
Njegoš Đekanović, Banja Luka, member of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Srpska.
PLAQUE „SAINT STEPHEN“
For the overall contribution to the general development and affirmation of the Republic of Srpska
Saša Vlaisavljević, Director General of Airport Nikola Tesla, Belgrade,
Sonja Trbojević, student of the 5th year of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Banja Luka, and
Duško Kostić, student of the 4th year of the Faculty of Technology of the University of East Sarajevo.