|Flag of Buryatia|
|Adopted||October 29, 1992|
|Designed by||N. Batuyev, V. Abayev, S. Kalmykov|
The National flag of Buryatia is a rectangular panel consisting of three horizontal stripes: the upper stripe is blue and occupies one-half the width (of the flag); the middle stripe is white and occupies one-fourth, and the lower stripe is yellow and occupies (the remaining) one fourth of the width of the flag.
In the left upper corner of the blue part of the flag, at the distance of one-fourth of flag length from the staff, is a traditional symbol of Buryatia (soyonbo, the same as in the flag of Mongolia) depicted in yellow. This symbol is an image of the moon, the sun and a hearth in the following order: at the bottom appears a crescent moon, with the sun above it, and an image of a hearth, from which rise three tongues of flame, above both.
Sky-blue symbolizes heaven, white symbolizes purity, yellow symbolizes eternity.
Sometimes the stripes are explained to represent the three religions that were prominent in Buryatia: blue stands for pre-Buddhist Tengrianity, white stands for Eastern Orthodox Christianity, yellow stands for Lamaist Buddhism.