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The Flag of the Republic of Tuva

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Here is the flag of Tuva, as designed by Oyun-ool Sat in 1992.

Note that the flagpole should be drawn at the right in this diagram. The stripes represent the confluence of the rivers at Kyzyl, and the rivers actually flow from east to west.

White suggests silver (cleannes of thoughts) and the silver streamers draped over a hostess' arms as she greets guests.

Yellow suggests gold (riches) as well as Buddhism.

Light blue suggests the courage and firmness of the nomadic herdsman (and the big blue Tuvan sky!).

The stripes represent the confluence of the Bii-Khem and Kaa-Khem rivers at Kyzyl, where they form the Ulug-Khem (Yenisei).