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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
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
Four 1st level Russian subdivisions use dark red as a major color of its flags: Moscow City, Mordovia, Chuvashia and Mariy El.
António Martins, 08 Dec 2006
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
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