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Not to be confused with the
Moldavians, the Mordovians are, like the
Mari, a Finno-Ugric people. A
Mordovian ASSR was created in 1934.
Stuart Notholt, 05 Oct 1995
Description of the flag
Constitutional act No. 98/I about flag of Republic of Mordovia was accepted 30.3.1995 in Saransk:
Flag of republic has three horizontal stripes of brown-red, white and dark blue (1:2:1). In the centre is brown-red sun symbol. Proportions of flag being 1:2.Petr Exner, 30 Jan 1996
[See also the construction sheet from this law, sent by Petr Exner, 30 Jan 1996]
This flag, in medium blue, is listed under number 87 at the chart
Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as:
«Mordovia (Mordovians) [Moksha] - Central Russia.».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999
According to Jiri Tenora [jtn02],
the sun symbol on the flag of Mordovia is divided into four parts
symbolizing the four Mordovian tribes.
Ivan Sache, 18 Apr 2002
Constitutional act No. 92-I about coat of arms of Republic of Mordovia was accepted 30.3.1995 in Saransk:
In the centre of coat of arms is shield (brown-red, white, dark blue) with little shield of Saransk in its centre.Petr Exner, 30 Jan 1996
In the number 2/2001 of Alkukoti I found an interesting map chart
[alk01] with the living areas and flags
of the different Finno-Ugric peoples. It shows a simple white-red-black
triband for the Erza Mordvins (one of the two related Mordvin tribes; the
other one is Moksha).
Marco Pribilla, 02 Feb 2002