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Order of the Ruthenian Eagle
|Order of the Ruthenian Eagle|
Order of the Royal House
|Awarded by |
the King of the Ruthenians
|Eligibility||At the monarch's pleasure|
|Awarded for||celebrate the coronation of Oscar I|
|Established||13 December 2014|
|First awarded||13 December 2014|
|Last awarded||13 December 2014|
|Next (lower)||Order of St. Stephen|
|Related||Order of the Edelweiss|
|Ribbon of the order|
The Order of the Ruthenian Eagle (Portuguese: Ordem da Águia Rutena) was a chivalric order created by King Oscar I of Ruthenia to commemorate the ascension of his dynasty to the throne. It was created on 13 December 2014 and it was the highest order in the Kingdom of Ruthenia. The Order is worn only by the King of Ruthenia and by his Crown Prince (when of majority).
Created almost a month after the creation of the country, it was one of the oldest orders of Ruthenia and had two current styles. The first version featured golden eagles and wreaths of intertwined laurels, which ended in an Order star pendant. The second version had its design inspired by the Order of Saint Andrew, the famous Russian award.
The Order of the Ruthenian Eagle was inspired by the Order of St. Prince Lazar of Serbia in its endowment requirements, while the name of the order, in order to also make a reference to the national symbol of Ruthenia, can also be a tribute to the Order of the Black Eagle.