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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
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 flag of the Karelians, as these use
rather the cross flag of 1920.
Jan Oskar Engene, 17 Jul 2000
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
Flag of Petrozavodsk — capital city of the Republic of Karelia. Image from
the official city administration web site.
Chris Kretowicz, 13 Nov 2002
Also at http://admpetrozavodsk.karelia.ru/simbol.html,
on the same site.
Pascal Gross, 09 Mar 2002
The upper half of the arms of Petrozavodsk is the arms of
Novgorod, to whose province (gubernia^)
Petrozavodsk / Petroskoi once (before 1918) belonged.
Victor Lomantsov, 12 May 2001
Arms also used by the Lyydi Karelians.
Chris Kretowicz, 09 May 2001