The flag of Tuva, a republic in the Russian Federation, is a light blue field with a white-fimbriated pall of the same color bordering a yellow triangle on the hoist.

White symbolizes silver and virtue; additionally, it is common in Tuva for hostesses to greet guests with silver streamers in their arms. The yellow triangle symbolizes gold and Buddhism. Blue symbolizes the morals of nomadic herdsmen (who are commonly respected in the region), as well the Tuvan sky. The blue pall symbolizes the confluence of the Bii-Khem (Bolshoy Yenisei) and Kaa-Khem (Maly Yenisei) rivers at the Tuvan capital of Qızıl, where they form the Yenisei River, known to locals as the Ulug-Khem River.


Sky Blue: symbolizes a clear sky, exaltation of goals, mutual respect and harmony in society.

White: symbolizes the purity and nobility of public morality, the openness and independence of state policy, it also recalls the traditional drink of Tuvans - tea with milk, which is first presented to the guest when he enters the house

Yellow: symbolizes the wealth and justice of the state. The yellow (gold) color also reflects the historically established traditional religious beliefs of a part of the population of the Republic of Tuva.

The white stripes emanating from the upper and lower corners of the National flag of the Republic of Tuva symbolize the main rivers flowing through the territory of the Republic of Tuva - Biy-Khem and Kaa-Khem, and the white strip formed by them, running along the flag's flag - Ulug-Khem (Yenisei) - the result of the merger of the first two at the location of Kyzyl.

Historical Flags

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