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State Symbols

  The National Flag of the Republic of Belarus

The National Flag of the Republic of Belarus is a symbol of the sovereignty of the Republic of Belarus. It represents a rectangular panel consisting of two horizontal color stripes: a red upper stripe and a green lower stripe, which are 2/3 and 1/3 of the flag’s width accordingly.

Near the flagstaff there is a Belarusian national decorative pattern of red color arranged vertically, making 1/9 of the flag’s length. The proportion of the width of the flag to its length is 1:2. The flag is fixed to the flag base (flagstaff) which is painted in golden (ochre) color. 

During ceremonies and other official events, the National flag of the Republic of Belarus is used with a diamond-shape tip with a five-pointed star, which is analogous to the one depicted on the National Emblem of the Republic of Belarus. Tips of the star are made of yellow metal.

 

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Recommended pantone colors of the National Flag:

♦ Red — pantone 1795 C

♦ Green — pantone 355

♦ White — pantone white

The National Emblem of the Republic of Belarus

The National Emblem of the Republic of Belarus is a symbol of state sovereignty of the Republic of Belarus.

The National Emblem of the Republic of Belarus represents a green-colored contour of the Republic of Belarus in golden rays radiated by the sun over the globe. The contour is put over golden rays of the sun rising over the globe. At the top there is a five-pointed red star. The Emblem is framed by the wreath of golden wheats which are interlaced with clover flowers on the right and flax flowers on the left. The wreath is interlaced by a red-green ribbon three times on each side. Wheat-ears are interlaced with a red-green ribbon carrying two golden lines “The Republic of Belarus” in the middle part of the foundation of the National Emblem.

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The National Anthem of the Republic of Belarus

The National Anthem of the Republic of Belarus is performed in cases envisaged by law of the Republic of Belarus No.301-3 of 5 July 2004 “Concerning the State Symbols of the Republic of Belarus” and other legal acts of the Republic of Belarus.

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Constitution of the Republic of Belarus

The year 2019 marked the 25th Anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, the fundamental law of the state. It was adopted on March 15, 1994 at the 13th session of the Belarusian Supreme Council. It is the first Constitution in the history of sovereign Belarus and the fifth Constitution of Belarus adopted after the October Revolution in 1917.

On February 21, 2019 the National Library of the Republic of Belarus hosted a solemn event dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution. The representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in our country took part in the event.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vladimir Makei, cited a number of provisions of the fundamental law that perpetuate the sovereign right of Belarus to implement domestic and foreign policy independently, defend its’ independence, territorial integrity and constitutional order.

More than 20 foreign diplomats have read extracts from national Constitutions in their native languages, which most clearly embody the norms and principles on which the state system and policies of their countries are based.
 

The Country Name

The Constitution of the Republic of Belarus stipulates two official names: “The Republic of Belarus” and “Belarus”. Given names are stipulated not only in national legal acts but also in the UN documents including the edition of “Terminology Bulletin, No.347/Rev/1: Country Names”.

♦ in French – République du Bélarus;

♦ in Spanish – República de Belarús;

♦ in Portuguese – República de Belarus;

♦ in Italian – Repubblica di Belarus;

♦ in German – Republik Belarus;

♦ in Polish – Republika Białoruś;

♦ in Chinese – 白罗斯.

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