The State Flag of the Republic of Tatarstan

Source: Haris, R. Symbols of Tatarstan. Kazan: Magarif Publishing House, 2005, p. 64.

The State Flag of the Republic of Tatarstan, adopted on November 29, 1991, by the Supreme Council of the Tatar Soviet Socialist Republic (TSSR), is а rectangular piece of cloth with green, white, and red horizontal stripes. The white stripe is 1/15 of the flag width and is located between the red and green stripes that are equal in width. The green stripe is on top. The flag’s ratio is 1:2 in width-to-length.

The colours of the State Flag of the Republic of Tatarstan symbolise: green – the beginning of spring, revival; white - purity; red - maturity, energy, force, and life. The combination of these colours symbolises Tatarstan as а renascent republic with pure motives and mature vital forces leading to the development of its statehood. The creator of the State Flag of the Republic of Tatarstan is the artist T.G. Khaziakhmetov.

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