|Flag of Bashkortostan|
|Adopted||February 25, 1992|
|Designed by||Ol'ga Yevgen'yevna Asabina and Ural Temirbulatovich Masalimov|
The flag of Bashkortostan is a horizontal tricolour of blue, white, and green. With inflorescence of kurai (Pleurospermum uralense) within a circle (1/4 of the width of the flag) in the centre of the white stripe.
Blue stands for clearity, virtue, and purity of Bashkirs' intentions. White stands for peace, openness, and co-operativeness. Green stands for freedom and eternity of life.
The flower in the center of the flag is a traditional Bashkir flower called "Kurai" and is regarded as a symbol of friendship. Its seven petals on the flag represent the original seven tribes (families) who laid foundation for consolidating the peoples of Bashkortostan on its territory.
- Flags of the World
- Vexillographia.ru / Bashkiria
- Republic of Bashkortostan, Official informational portal / State symbolics