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The flag of Buryatia is medium blue (matching the Russian national flag’s shade) not only in practice but also by law. The only source giving this flag as light blue is, which, considering its publishing date, might very well be wrong or referring to an earlier flag or flag project.

Blue color is the national color of the Buryats, it embodies the historical roots and cultural ties of the peoples of Buryatia, as well as inviolability and fidelity. "Huhe Munhe Tengari" ("Eternally Blue Sky") - the personification of the supreme deity of heaven and fate among the Buryats. White color is a symbol of high moral principles, happiness, tranquility, prosperity, peace, unity and integrity. Yellow (gold) color emphasizes the spiritual principle (Buryat believers in Transbaikalia profess Tibetan Buddhism of the Gelug school, the symbolic color of which is yellow, gold), yellow also speaks of mercy, harmony of man and nature, spiritual perfection.

The Buryat soyombo consists of three elements: the moon, the sun and fire (from bottom to top). Fire means heat, life, light, rebirth, prosperity, hearth. He is a symbol of purity and the keeper of the house. The first flame tongue represents the past, the middle one - the present, the third - future generations. Together, flames speak of the continuity and continuity of history. The sun is associated with the concept of the source of life, vitality, light, wealth, abundance. The moon among the Mongolian and Turkic peoples was revered as the main star, these peoples saw in it a sacrament, since the Moon was the mistress of the night.

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