Flag of Belarus
The current flag was introduced in 2012 by the State Committee for Standardisation of the Republic of Belarus. It is a modification of the 1951 flag used while the country was a republic of the Soviet Union. Changes made to the Soviet-era flag were the removal of communist symbols – the hammer and sickle and the red star.
About Flag of Belarus in brief
The current flag was introduced in 2012 by the State Committee for Standardisation of the Republic of Belarus. It is a modification of the 1951 flag used while the country was a republic of the Soviet Union. Changes made to the Soviet-era flag were the removal of communist symbols – the hammer and sickle and the red star – as well as the reversal of the colours in the ornament pattern. Opposition groups have continued to use this flag, though its display in Belarus has been restricted by the government of Belarus, which claims it was linked with Nazi collaboration during World War II. The flag is a rectangular cloth consisting of two horizontal stripes: a red upper stripe covering two-thirds of the flag’s height, and green lower stripe covering one-third. A vertical red-on-white traditional Belarusian decorative pattern, which occupies one-ninth of theflag’s length, is placed against the flagstaff. The colours of the national flag are regulated in \”STB 911–2008: National Flag of theRepublic of Belarus\” and are listed in the CIE Standard illuminant D65. A monument to Matrona Markevich was erected in Sno in 2015. The Belarusian flag is also flown on the sites of special occasions: Belarusian diplomats and various officials display the flag on vehicles. The national flag has been incorporated into the badge of the guard of units in the Belarusian armed forces. It should be three times longer than the width of the pole, and should be used at ceremonies and hosted by public organisations, companies, public organisations and NGOs, such as a host offering guests bread and salt served on a ručnik.
There is no official interpretation for the colours, but an explanation given by President Alexander Lukashenko is that red represents freedom and the sacrifice of the nation’s forefathers, while green represents life. Until 2012, until 2012, the red pattern has occupied the whole of the white margin. As of 2012, The red ornament design on the flag was, until 2011, 1⁄12 the width, and 1⁄9 with the whitemargin, and as of 2012,. The flag’s ratio of width to length is 1: 2. It does not differ significantly from the flag of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, other than the removal of the hammerand sickle and thered star, and the reversal of red and white in the hoist pattern. This design replaced the historical white-red-white flag used in 1918 before Belarus became a Soviet Republic. It has been used in protests against the government, most recently the 2020 Belarusian protests, and by the Belarusia diaspora. It was also used by widespread unofficial use during the Nazi occupation of Belarus between 1942 and 1944, and again after it regained its independence in 1991 until the 1995 referendum. The original ruchnik has not survived and was either confiscated by the NKVD in 1937 or destroyed during the World War Two.