The flag of the CIS. Flags of the post-Soviet republics

The CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) was founded on December 8, 1991. This organization arose immediately after the collapse of the USSR. In Belovezhskaya Pushcha, the leaders of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus signed an agreement on the establishment of the CIS. Later, other former republics of the USSR joined the Commonwealth, except for the Baltic States.

The flag of the CIS: the history of official legalization

Each state and interstate association have their own symbols: flag, emblem, emblem, etc. CIS can not be an exception to the rules. For some reason, the issue of affirming the flag of the organization arose not immediately after the signing of the treaty in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. The first projects appeared in 1994. In the same year, the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states approved the draft Regulation on the flag and emblem of the organization.

Official registration of external symbols of the international organization continued in 1995. The matter is that on May 13 of this year a session of the Interparliamentary Assembly was held in full force, where the provision on the flag of the CIS, its description was officially approved. It remained to go through another formality: the documents were to be signed by the presidents of the CIS countries. This event occurred on June 19, 1996.

Description of the flag of the Commonwealth of Independent States

Flags of many states or organizations arose on the basis of some historical elements. In addition, state symbols, images on them often have a certain ideological load. Speaking of the CIS flag, it was created artificially. There is no historical or special ideological essence.

What does this symbol look like? The basis is a rectangular blue cloth. Let's look at the center of the flag. There we will see a white figure. Many may have an association that they see hands stretched upward toward the sky, with some kind of conversion. But these are just vertical lines and annular strips. In the center is a circle of golden color. Observing this composition, we understand that the CIS is a peaceful organization that professes the principles of equality and partnership between states.

Ukrainian flag

Let's talk also about the flags of the CIS republics. Let's start with the Ukrainian symbol. Officially, the symbol of Ukraine was approved by the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on January 28, 1992. In theory, this day should be considered the Day of the national flag, but the legislators found another option. This state holiday, which does not have the status of an official day off, is celebrated on August 23, before the August 24 celebration of Ukraine's Independence Day.

What does the flag look like? This is a rectangular canvas. The top part of the flag is blue, the bottom is yellow. If you divide the canvas into 5 parts, then blue will be 2/5, and yellow - 3/5 parts. Such a coloring means "heaven" and "earth". It was under this flag that the military detachments formed on the territory of Ukraine took part in the Battle of Grunwald in 1410.

The national flag of the Russian Federation

The current Russian flag is a tricolor. Historically, the appearance of the Russian flag is similar to the similar symbols of some European countries: France, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and some others. Talk about a complete identity is not worth it. With the French, only colors are common. If we compare the flag of Russia with the symbol of Slovenia, then we will find an absolute identity, but on the Slovenian canvas additional images are added.

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin on December 11, 1993 approved the description of the Russian flag. This is a rectangular canvas, which consists of three identical (as they say in the text of the decree, "equal") strips. The color of the upper band is white, the middle color is blue and the bottom one, respectively, red. In 2000, the Russian Federation adopted the constitutional law "On the State Flag".

Flags of the CIS republics

Having skimmed through the state symbols of the CIS countries, we will see that on most canvases there are three colors. For example, take the flag of the state of Armenia. The symbol shows three identical bands of red, blue and orange. The canvas of the same colors was the flag of Armenia in 1919, when the nation fought for its independence. Three colors were combined on the Belarusian symbol of national sovereignty. There are two horizontal (red and green) and one vertical strip (red and white, with ornamentation).

The flags of the CIS countries, the photos of which are listed in the article, are very beautiful. For example, the coat of arms of the country is depicted on the Moldovan flag. We see three vertical strips of the same size. The left blue with a shade of azure color, the middle (where the coat of arms is painted) is yellow, and the extreme (right) is red. By the way, it is symbolic that the red color on the flags of the CIS republics does not bear anything good. This we can say for sure (Russia, Armenia, Moldova).

The flags of the former CIS of the Central Asian region are also original in their own way. On most of the canvases we see astronomical symbols: the sun, the moon, the stars. Of course, this has its own meaning, because Eastern culture and traditions have always been strong. For example, consider the flag of Turkmenistan. The background is green. On the left we see a red-burgundy (color of power and wealth) strip, which depicts 5 national symbols. Near this strip are depicted a crescent and five stars of white color.


The CIS flag (photo attached) is an artificially created image that does not bear any historical tradition. In principle, this is logical, because the CIS members, in addition to the period of their stay in the USSR, do not have much in common. The nationalities of the countries can be divided into several ethnic groups that are firmly anchored by each other and have common historical roots.

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