Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Introducing the new President of Estonia
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
US citizen. Worked for the CIA's Radio Free Europe. Always wears bowties, and has some really cool decorations:
1999 Grand Cross of the Order of Honour of Greece.
2001 Commander of the Légion d'Honneur of the French Republic.
2004 Third Class Order of the Seal of the Republic of Estonia.
2004 Three Star Order of the Republic of Latvia.
2006 The Collar of the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana (Estonia).
2006 The Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath of Great Britain.
2007 Order of the White Rose of Finland.
2007 The Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum of Japan.
2007 The Golden Fleece Order of Georgia.
2007 The Order of Isabella the Catholic with Collar of Spain.
2008 The Collar of the Order of the National Coat of Arms (Estonia), also known as the Presidential Chain.
2008 The Order of Vytautas the Great with the Golden Chain of Lithuania.
2008 The Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.
2008 Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold (Belgium).
2009 The Chain of the Order of the Three Stars (Latvia).
2009 The Grand Cross of the Order of Merit (Hungary).
2010 The Order of St. George of Georgia.
Clearly - Estonia is in good hands...