20 June 2019, Thursday, 23:35
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BPR Rada: ‘Pahonia’, White-Red-White Flag Remain State Symbols Of Belarus


They must be officially restored in this status.

On September 19, 1991, the decision of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Belarus adopted the “Pahonia” coat-of-arms and the white-red-white flag, which had been the state symbols of the Belarusian People's Republic, as the state symbols of the Republic of Belarus, the website of the BPR Rada reports.

The sketch of the “Pahonia” coat-of-arms was adopted as the national emblem of the Republic of Belarus in 1991, by a group of artists led by Yauhen Kulik.

The melody of the BSSR anthem, composed by Belarusian composer Nestar Sakalouski, remained the anthem of the Republic of Belarus, but without words.

The new name of the Belarusian state - the Republic of Belarus, in abbreviated form — Belarus, was officially approved on that day. It was resolved that this name (Belarus) should be used in all languages of the world.

The state status of the Belarusian national emblem and flag was formally repealed in 1995, after the referendum, which was organized and carried out with gross violations, and therefore had no legal force.

The BPR Rada repeatedly stated in corresponding declarations that it stands for the restoration of the Republic of Belarus state symbols approved by the Belarusian Supreme Council's decision of September 19, 1991.

The sketches of the emblem and flag of Belarus, 1991

Official documents on the approval of “Pahonia” as the national coat-of-arms: