Donetsk, June 30 – DAN. DPR Head Aleksandr Zakharchenko endorsed a new state award – the Hero of Labour – to promote the social importance of labour, the order was published on the Republic's official website.

The document says that the new award will be attributed for outstanding work and achievements to those who have other state awards for successful labour.

The award is a five-pointed star with smooth 15mm long two-sided ribs on its front side. A relief 10*8mm DPR coat-of-arms of white gold is in the center of the medal, decorated with red enamel elements. The inscription DPR Hero of Labour and the number are on the other side of the award.

The document introducing the new award came into force on June 12, 2017. *ot