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by Richard Knipel
This flag carries the emblem of the Eurasian Economic Community (EURASEC).
The members are Russia, Belarus,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and
Tajikistan. The logo and flag seem to represent a map of
all the member countries. This has got to be one of the larger and more
artificial landmasses depicted on any flag. Also, one of the most difficult maps
to recognize, especially with its small size.
Richard Knipel 18 June 2004
Apparently, there was some sort of contest for the design of the Eurasec
(Eurasian Economic Community) flag and emblem. I got this info from:
http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/kyrgyzstan/hypermail/200112/0028.shtml which says it was from Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty (A US government service) Kyrgyz News of December 14, 2001. The winner was to receive a prize of the equivalent of about $1,250 (A number was also given in Kyrgyz currency but this struck me as irrelevant since the contest was surely open to all nationalities of the Community). It said terms of the contest were on www.mpa.eurasec.org, but this link is now dead. I presume that this contest resulted in the current flag and emblem of Eurasec, but one can never be sure.
Richard Knipel, 11 July 2004
Jan 1995 Commonwealth of Independent States Customs Union
31 May 2001 Eurasian Economic Community (Eurasec)
3 Jul 2002 Secretariat established.
3 Jul 2002 - Grigory Alexeyevich Rapota (Russia) (b. 1944)
Chairman of the Interstate Council
31 May 2001 - Nursultan Nazarbayev (Kazakhstan) (b. 1940)
Ben Cahoon, 28 June 2003
The flag of the Euroasian Economic Community (EAEC) was adopted on May, 13, 2002 by decision number 51 "About symbolics (an emblem and a flag) of the Euroasian Economic Community" by the Interstate Council of the Euroasian Economic Community (presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrghyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan). The official symbolism of the colors is: