Star of People's Friendship

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The Star of People's Friendship (German: Stern der Völkerfreundschaft), a.k.a. Star of Nations' Friendship, was an order awarded by the German Democratic Republic (GDR). Established 20 August 1959, it was given to individuals of exceptional merit who had contributed to the "understanding and friendship between nations and preservation of peace". The Star of People's Friendship was given in three classes: 1st Class – Grand Star of People's Friendship in Gold (German: Großer Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Gold) 2nd Class – Star of People's Friendship in Gold (German: Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Gold) 3rd class – Star of People's Friendship in Silver. (German: Stern der Völkerfreundschaft in Silber)It was awarded on the recommendation of the presidency of the Council of Ministers (German: Präsidium des Ministerrates) via the chairman of the Council of State (German: Vorsitzender des Staatsrates) or in its name. The medal was awarded with a certificate.
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Mikhail Sholokhov

Soviet writer (1905-1984)

Works

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And Quiet Flows the Don

novel by Michail Sholokhov

author: Mikhail Sholokhov

1928

Fate of a Man

short story by Michail Sholokhov

author: Mikhail Sholokhov

1956

Наука ненависти

short story by Michail Sholokhov

author: Mikhail Sholokhov

1942

The New Land

novel by Michail Sholokhov

author: Mikhail Sholokhov

1932

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Nelson Mandela

1st President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist (1918–2013)

Works

5

Long Walk to Freedom

autobiography of Nelson Mandela

author: Nelson Mandela

1994

Conversations With Myself

book, compilation of works by Nelson Mandela

author: Nelson Mandela

2010

Dare Not Linger

book by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa

author: Nelson Mandela, Mandla Langa

2017

Conversations avec moi-même

author: Nelson Mandela

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Anna Seghers

German writer

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Fidel Castro

former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba (1926-2016)

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Harry Thürk

German writer

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