Flag of Transnistria


Flag of Transnistria

Infobox flag
Name = Transnistria



Use = 011010
Proportion = 1:2
Adoption = 25 July 2000 (official)
Design = Three horizontal bands of red, green and red defaced with a hammer and sickle in the canton. Identical to the

Use2 = 100100
Proportion2 = 1:2 or (occasionally) 2:3
Design2 = Three horizontal bands of red, green and red.

The flag of Transnistria is a version of the former flag of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. The current form is adopted by the 2000 Law about State Symbols.

History

The flag of the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic served as the republic's flag until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. When Moldova became independent, some places in Transnistria refused to fly the new Moldovan flag and continued to fly the flag of the Soviet Union. Continued use of the flag of the former Moldavian SSR was popular and it was officially reintroduced as the flag of Transnistria in 2000.

Usage

For government usage, only the state flag is valid. But Transnistrian law permits the use a simplified version of the flag for non-governmental use (i.e., personal and commercial usage), without hammer and sickle and red star, and without regard to shape or size. The most common size is still 1:2, but 2:3 versions have also been used.

Other flags

The presidential flag is a 1:1, yellow fringed version of the civil flag with the coat-of-arms in the centre. The current version was adopted on 18 July 2000 and replaced an earlier version dating from 1997.

The army flag is currently a blue flag with a yellow bordered red cross. [Gaceta de Banderas] It is similar to that of the Moldovan army, but does not include the Moldovan coat-of-arms.

A customs flag is also in use by Transnistrian customs. It is a primarily green flag with two red bands at the bottom. The central part of the flag is dominated by the symbol of Transnistrian customs. [http://customs.tiraspol.net/en/component/option,com_datsogallery/Itemid,84/func,detail/catid,1/id,49/] [http://flagspot.net/flags/md-dnies.html#cust]

ee also

*Coat of arms of Transnistria

External links

* [http://zakon-pmr.com/doc.php?docid=23848538&queryid=28896451 Law on State Symbols of the PMR as of March 16, 2006.] ru icon Iurist. Retrieved 2006, 12-12 This link didn't work on September, 9th, 2008
* [http://www.presidentpmr.org/category/40.html President's website for state flag] ru icon
* [http://vspmr.org/Law/?ID=742 Parliament's website for law on state flag]
* [http://flagspot.net/flags/md-dnies.html Flagspot article about Transnistrian flag]
* [http://www.flaggenlexikon.de/ftrnsnis.htm Flaggenlexikon article about Transnistrian flag]


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