Coat of Arms
In the period of the first Czechoslovak Republic (1918 – 1939), the coat
of arms belonged to one of its parts – the Sub-Carpathian Rus. At
present, it is a coat of arms for Rusyns throughout the world.
in the left half there are three
stripes on a
background, in the right half, in
there is a Carpathian bear standing on hind legs with an open mouth on a
symbolises the Carpathian mountains, the three
stripes (according to some researchers) symbolise three rivers:
Uh (Už), Latorica and Tisa.
The dimensions of the flag are 2:3 height to width, the most common size
being 1 000 mm high and 1 500 mm wide. The upper half (500 mm) is blue,
the lower half is white (250 mm) and red (250 mm).
is the colour of the deep skies, a perspective representation of the
Carpathian mountains, hope for a better future, the colour of rational
reasoning, freshness of the spirit and the body and undying diligence.
is the colour of traditional peacefulness, hospitability, kindness,
tolerance, peace, moral and physical purity, high culture and the
natural pacifism of Rusyns.
associates with all that lives and is beautiful, with the aesthetic
ideal of Rusyns, and it symbolises energy and health in man.
Original Rusyn flag available for purchase
Congress of Rusyns
a hundred original flags representing Rusyns in the whole world.
The flag is, at the same time, a symbol of this international
organisation; therefore, its name is placed in the bottom left corner
(authenticity mark) in
The flag is made from high-quality non-crease water-resistant material
and its layout was approved at the 9th World Congress of
Rusyns, which took place in Romania in 2007. The flag can be ordered and
kongres Rusínov, Duchnovičovo nám. 1, 081 48 Prešov, Slovakia
Take the opportunity and purchase a flag from this limited series.