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The Karelians, ethnic Finns, were never part of an
independent Finland, however, and
constitute only 10% in the Republic named for them. The
Karelian Autonomous Republic
was created in 1923.
Stuart Notholt, 17 Sep 1995
According to the present constitution, Russian is the only
official language in the Republic
of Karelia despite the efforts of the ethnic Karelians (ca.
10% of population) to have their
language made co-official.
Marco Pribilla, 14 Dec 2002
On 16 february 1993 a flag was adopted with equal
horizontal stripes red-blue-green.
Jan-Oskar Engene, 18 Mar 1996
Medium red, light blue and green in horizontal stripes —
suggesting that this flag was inspired in the
1953-1956 Karelian-Finnish S.S.R.
António Martins, 06 Oct 1999
This flag, with an incorrect dark blue central stripe,
is listed under number 84 at the chart Flags
of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as:
«Karjala (Karelians) - North-West Russia».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999
The Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94]
chart is in error when it lists the striped flag of the Republic of Karelia
within the Russian Federation as the [ethnic] flag of the Karelians, as these
use rather the cross flag of 1920.
Jan Oskar Engene, 17 Jul 2000
Viktor Lomancov kindly sent me a photo where a bit of this flag shows
enough to prove that the green-blue division is not the same in the shield
and in the background, the later instersecting the round part of the
emblem about midway to the tip. This implies that the size of the emblem
in the flag as a whole is much smaller than in
other reported cases.
António Martins, 20 Oct 2005
In some Russian Federation subjects there are
symbols combining symbolic of the arms and flag, but documents regulating
their use are not known. Such is a flag in the study of the president of
Sergey Filatov, 10 Oct 2005
Most of these flags are squarish (about 11:12),
rigid and fringed variants of the region (Governors) or Republic (Presidents)
flags with the regional emblem over all.
António Martins, 02 Oct 2005
On Thursday, June 30, 2005, 22:56:17, Илья Емелин reported to RussoVex:
Юрий Нивин created the flag, the coat of arms, the wall standard (manufactored in gold sewing at the Sofrino workshop — it decorates small government hall). I sent a photograph of this standard. I thought this simply adornment of the wall, as does not meet the actual heraldic flag. Perhaps it is just a souvenir.
António Martins, 18 Sep 2005
Ilya Yemelin from Karelia sent to russian language mailing-list a message
about projects of a State Banner of Karelia. He saw them at exibition in
Petrozavodsk city. The first one, with three stripes, was really made from
Victor Lomantsov, 30 Jan 2006
The second one was only a picture.
Victor Lomantsov, 30 Jan 2006
Flagmaster 072 [flm]
reported the Karelian Republic to have adopted a flag of
blue-over-white with a green triangle at the hoist
(a la Czech republic) in October 1992, but
Flagmaster 074 [flm]
reports the red-blue-green horizontal tricolour being
adopted in February 1993.
Roy Stilling, 18 Sep 1995
Isn’t it too similar to Khabarovsk’s
(which is white over blue instead)? On the other hand, this was
abolished in 1993.02 (if it ever existed) while Khabarovsk’s flag
was approved in 1994.07.14…
António Martins, 08 Jun 1999
It may also be interesting to note here that when a new flag and emblem
for the post-soviet Republic of Karelia were debated in 1992, Vitali Dobrynin
proposed emblems based on Gallén-Kallela’s
designs, differing only in the number of white
triangles that had been reduced to 19 (10+9) in order match the number of
rayons and cities in the Republic.
Marco Pribilla, 10 Jan 2003