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Republic of Montenegro (Former Yugoslavia)

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[Flag of SR Montenegro]by Zeljko Heimer

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Description of the flag

Montenegro (People's Republic of, until 1963, later Socialist Republic until 1991) used a red blue white flag with a star, officially adopted on 31 December 1946. The Montenegrin tricolour dates from the 1880's, and is based on the Serbian tricolour.

Zeljko Heimer, 1 April 1996

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms of SR Montenegro]

On a grey rock rising from sea, the Negos mausoleum, surrounded with golden laurel wreath with ribbon in national tricolour. Above golden outlined red star.

The Negos mausoleum in Cetinje, built by Mestrovic, is one of the symbols of Montenegrin sovereignty. Dynasty Petrovic-Negos was ruling Montenegro, and brought western ideas of statehood and culture. Several members of the family were also writers, the most notable being Petar Petrovic-Njegos.

The emblem was probably adopted in the same time as the flag, on 31 December1946, and it is supposed that it was designed by Djordje Andrejevic-Kun, also supposed to be the designer of all Yugoslav emblems of that time.

Zeljko Heimer, 19 November1997