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Law of July,17, 1997:
The flag is green with white horiz. stripe along bottom edge. In green is an argabar emblem in a gold ring with four small gold bezants in the corners. In the centre of the white stripe is a red meandr. Proportions 2:3. Green stripe = 7, white = 1. Meanings:Victor Lomantsov, 01 Feb 2000
Coat of arms is «white-green shield» (per bend dexter Argent and Vert), gold ring, white argabar, four gold bezants in corners.
- green - immortality, nature, renovation, fauna and flora (forests).
- white - heavens, cleanness, milk
- red - blood, fire, warmth, sun, bravery
- gold - richness, happiness, light of sun
"Meandr" means "meander" — zig-zag line also traditional for mongol
Gvido Petersons, 31 May 2000
I see one time the argabar on TV, it looks like
triple wavy swastika.
Victor Lomantsov, 01 Feb 2000
I think "argabar" is a true buryat word; in khalkh-mongolian it
has’nt any meaning. According to description in complex — big disc with 4
small discs and "triade".
Gvido Petersons, 31 May 2000
The so called "triada" in the center of flag (and coat of arms also)
according the flag Law of Ust-Orda AD is blazononed as «Triada is a white
triradiated sun. Three rays are three waves running clockwise, one of the
rays is upright».
Yury Rocich, 01 Jun 2000
I’ve searched in mongol etnographic ornaments: the most common
"triade" are «three furnace (fireplace) stones — father, mother
and child» but graphical symbol is not presented by star or sun.
Gvido Petersons, 02 Jun 2000
Also known as an obo, widely found from Siberia to Tibet; according to Owen Lattimore High Tartary, 1930 (reprint 1994):
Obos have been described as graves by at least one pair of travelers. They are in fact obos of the kind that Qirghiz and Qazaqs, like the Mongols, Tibetans, and all the folk of the inner lands of Asia, set up in all memorable places and on peaks, passes, the junction of boundaries, and holy ground. In this place they are raised to the guardian powers of the pass, and staves are set in them, fluttering with tassels, rags, and, by a peculiar custom of the Muzart, the tails of all norses and beasts of transport that have died on the importunate glacier.Jarig Bakker, 02 Jun 2000
All three related flags (Mongolia’s,
Agin Buryatia’s) show
soyonboes. Ust-Ord Buryatia’s flag, on the other hand, features
an argabar, quite similar to the
US Dep. of Transportantion logo
and to the labaru cantabru, which appears on some
cantabrian independentist flags.
Antonio Martins, 05 Sep 2000
A flag, of unknown symbolism, has been reported.
It is gold with two purple stripes at the base.
Stuart Notholt, 08 Dec 1995
This flag is listed under number 125 at the chart Flags
of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as:
«Ust-Ordu”n Buryatia - South Siberia».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999
This flag was adopted Aug 20 1992. One question about the flags of