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Disputed Status: Legally, a constituent republic of the Russian
Federation. A self-proclaimed independent state was independent for three
years until invaded and largely over-run by Russian forces in 1994-5.
Stuart Notholt, 1995
According to Itar-Tass (Russian news agency), August 17,
2004, new official symbols of the republic are
being introduced in Chechnya.
Jaume Ollé, 18 Aug 2004
The final project of a flag differs from an earlier
variant known to us, that the top green strip is twice wider bottom red.
Along a staff on the white vertical strip is yellow Chechen national ornament.
The flag has been shown yesterday in the program "Time" of the First
Channel of Russian TV and today its photo and video can be seen on web.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 09 Jun 2004
Green, red and (a bit of) white have been the colors of all
Chechen flags (both
sides) since at least 1991.
António Martins, 14 Jun 2004
The image above was made from a photo obtained from
TassPhoto.COM. It was dated in the
caption August 19, 2004. This image, along with the official description
from from the
site was used for my article in Gaceta de Banderas 96
Antonio Gutiérrez, 19 Apr 2005
Looks vaguely like an inverted
James Dignan, 26 Feb 2004
I seriously think the flag of Tartarstan
was used as a big part of the design of the new Chechnya flag.
Zach Harden, Jun 2004
Whether to two flags are actually directly (or indirectly) related or
not, the “co-incidence” is, in my opinion, just too great to
ignore. I wonder if the Chechens’ symbology
is something basically similar?
Christopher Southworth, 14 Jun 2004
I think it entirely possible that the Government of this particular
Russian Republic had not actually seen the flag of another Russian Republic
(although is it not part of the normal remit of a flag commission to look
at the flags of other similar entitities). The close similarity of colours
and layout may, indeed, be co-incidental (and unrelated).
Christopher Southworth, 15 Jun 2004
Also similar to the flag of Kaluga region,
which was adopted earlier the same year (2004).
António Martins, 23 Dec 2005
STATE SYSTEM of the CHECHEN REPUBLIC
The powers of the Chechen Republic are:
m) the state awards and honorary titles of the Chechen Republic, the state symbolics;
The State flag, the arms and a hymn of the Chechen Republic, their description and the order of official use are established by the law of Republic.
Pascal Vagnat, 24 Mar 2003, quoting from the official website
The head of the Chechen administration Akhmad Kadyrov [head of
the pro-Russian govenment] told the press on Monday [2003.09.08] that
the republic would soon have a new state emblem and anthem. He said
that the present state emblem — remaining from Aslan Maskhadov’s
[head of the 1992-1996 independentist government] times includes the figure
of a lying wolf which is against Muslim tradition.
Jaume Ollé, 09 Sep 2003, quoting from Эхо Москвы
At the session of the State counsel [sovet] of Chechnya, which
took place on the 19th of November, it has been decided to declare a
contest for the best proposals for the coat of arms, state flag and anthem
of the republic. The flag of Chechnya will be red-white-green.
Jaume Ollé, 09 Sep 2003
In the Chechen Republic is completed work above projects of a State flag
and State coat of arms. Flag of Chechen Republic becomes bicoloured —
red and green. Thus on a flag of republic will not be white stripes
as this color has no any relation to a history, customs and traditions of
Chechen people, the representative of the State Council informed. The red flag
was at Chechens during many centuries, and green color symbolizes confessional
accessory of the most part of the population of republic, has told
Danilbek Tamkaev, vice-president of the State Council of the Chechen
Republic, head of working group for preparation of projects of the Chechen
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 09 Dec 2003
A news report by Interfax reported today that new symbols are underway
for the Russian republic of Chechnya. According the report, a new emblem and
flag was proposed by the State Council, but this decision will have to be
decided by the president. In the report, a state council functionary is
quoted describing the flag as consisting of «red, white and green
colors with a golden stripe».
Jan Oskar Engene, 25 Feb 2004
In the video broadcasted a the net when the flag was inaugurated, the
ornament is shown as gold (yellow), consisting in three “hooks”
curved in both sides and between them a narrow horizontal line. The flag also
has a golden fringe.
Manuel Gabino, 03 May 2005
shows projects of new flag: Flag is green, white, red with white strip and
yellow (gold) national ornament at the staff.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 26 Feb 2004
As depicted in Flagmaster 115
António Martins, 19 Jun 2005
Black and white pictures of the new flag are known for a long time and
description given several times reported a white stripe at the hoist with
yellow ornaments. I’ve always thought that the stripe at the hoist
would be yellow (gold) with black ornaments which would sounds more logical.
This feeling is corroborated by the image available
Pascal Gross, 28 May 2004