- 12 June 2008 (Creation)
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Order of the Stara Planini inside velvet maroon box with gold Bulgarian coat of arms affixed to center of box. Box has one gold clasp. Interior of box is black velvet.
Award is comprised of two pieces.
The first is a large white, silver, and gold star-shaped medal with attached lion/wreath emblem and white, green, and red ribbon. The center of the star reads: Starra Planini in Bulgarian.
The second is a small white, silver, and gold star-shaped medalwhite, with attached white, green, and red ribbon with pin.
Certificate is on brown paper. In bulgarian
Republic of Bulgaria President Decree N:201
According to article 98, p.8 of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria
I decorate Mr. Nelson Mandela, President of the Republic of South Africa in the period 1994-1999, with the Order "Stara Planina"- 1st degree for His utmost international activities as figher for freedom and human rights, as well as on the occassion of His 90th Anniversay.
Issued in Sofia on the 12th of June 2008
President of the Republic: Georgi Parnanov
Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivailo Kalfin
True with the original,
Legislative Department, Senio expert on legislation signed: Lubomir Dimov