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image by António Martins, 01 Oct 2006
The author of this flag is Khusen Barakhoiev (Хусен Барахоев | Qusen Baraqoev). This flag has been authorized on March, 7, 1993 by the Decree of the President of the Ingush Republic and established by the Law of Republic of Ingushetia from July, 15, 1994 number 37 About the State flag of Republic of Ingushetia. In article number 1 of this Law it is told:
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 02 Oct 2005
- The attitude of width of a flag to his length is 1:2.
- The width of green strips in the top and in the bottom is 1/6 of width of a flag.
- The radius of an internal circle in solar sign is 1/6 of width of a flag.
- The radius of each beam of solar sign is 1/18 width of a flag.
- Width of a red ring in solar sign is 1/36 width of a flag.
[The above is the] correct official image of State
flag of Republic of Ingushetia, received by me from Parliament of Republic
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 02 Oct 2005
The image sent to Mikhail Revnivtsev by the Ingush Parliament doesn’t
appear to match the provisions of the law — in the first place the green
stripes are wider that the regulated one-sixth of flag width, and the
circumference of the central disk rather smaller than the regulated
Christopher Southworth, 02 Oct 2005
This image differs from description in the Law, but this image is
the official image, specially printed in Parliament of Republic Ingushetia.
(In Russia the main thing is the image, instead of description.)
We can argue concerning width and shade of the green stripes (I on the
Russian TV saw narrower strips and these strips had considerably more
light shade of green color) and concerning diameter of the solar sign (I saw
it both in biger and smaller sizes). But the main thing is the form of the
elements in the solar sign: they should be such, as in this image.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 03 Oct 2005
Can we assume that the image recieved by Mikhail also from the Ingush
Parliament shows the pre-1999 version of the flag?
António Martins, 04 Oct 2006
If the law text does not agree with the law image, then we have two
different yet both lawful designs. Apart from the many possible design
variants, simplifications, misinterpretations and accumulated errors, some
of which in official use…
António Martins, 05 Oct 2005
We must conclude that there are different de facto versions
of the Ingush flag — and these de facto versions are actually used
André Coutanche, 03 Oct 2005
image by Ralf Stelter and António Martins, 27 Apr 2000
This flag is listed under number 109 at the chart Flags
of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as:
«Galgai Republic (Ingushes) - North Caucasus, Russia».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999
The “wheel” is red, truly red. It is errouneously shown in
the Australian Flag Chart [eba94] in
Ralf Stelter, 27 Jun 1999
image by Antonio Gutiérrez, 30 Jun 2006
The book Winds of change [r4f96]
gives two different descriptions [of the pre-1999 flag], the one of the Law and
another Description signed by President of the Republic of Ingushetia
on 22 June 1994.
Antonio Gutiérrez, 30 Jun 2006
The color plate on the book Winds of Change
[r4f96] (and maybe even
on the law itself) is incorrect, contradicting the
detailed description on the text — this is confirmed
by analysis of real flags. I suppose that this error
appeared by taking the similar but not identical
sun-wheel from the coat of arms (similar cases occured
with the flags of Tadjikistan
António Martins, 21 Jan 2000
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