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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

of September 17, 2010 No. 217

About National flag of the Republic of Moldova

The parliament adopts this ordinary law.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. National flag

National flag of the Republic of Moldova (further - National flag) is one of the main official symbols of sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Moldova.

Article 2. Description and image of National flag

(1) National flag represents rectangular panel with height relation to length 1:2, consisting of three equal color strips. Strips are located vertically in the following sequence from staff: blue, yellow, red. In the middle of yellow strip the State Emblem of the Republic of Moldova which width constitutes 1/5 lengths of flag is represented.

(2) Heraldic description of National flag following: blue it is yellow (gold) - red vertical tricolor (1:2) with the image in the middle of the yellow field of the State Emblem of the Republic of Moldova (1/5 L).

(3) the flag panel Back specularly displays its face.

(4) Standard graphical representation of National flag is given in appendix 1.

(5) Ideal heraldic coloring State flagaberlinsky azure, yellow chrome and red vermion.

(6) Technical recommendations about observance of coloring and proportions in case of production and reproduction of National flag are given in appendix 2.

(7) National flag and its image irrespective of their size shall correspond to the established coloring and proportions precisely.

(National flag for ceremonies which is hung out or rushes can have 8) the additional external veksillologichesky jewelry (fringe, brushes, tapes, staff tip, etc.) provided by the special regulations approved with the National commission on heraldry which do not influence the size, proportions and advantage of flag.

Article 3. Respect of National flag

(1) the Citizens of the Republic of Moldova and foreign persons who are in the Republic of Moldova shall show respect for National flag and not make any offensive actions concerning it.

(2) At ceremonies of posting of National flag on the occasion of celebrations attendees get up, men bare the heads, and the military personnel of all ranks salutes according to army regulations. Also other forms of celebration and greeting of National flag according to their specific requirements based on own special regulations approved with the National commission on heraldry can identify legal entities and physical persons.

(Heads of public bodies and organizations, heads of diplomatic representations and consular establishments of the Republic of Moldova, heads of legal entities and physical persons who hang out apply 3) or reproduce National flag, shall provide its correct application, advantage and integrity.

(4) Use of National flag with violation of provisions of this law, and also defilement of National flag by its maraniye, drawing spots, texts, drawings, overlays of objects, burning, trample, use as cloth, cover, curtain, etc. attract the tort liability established by the legislation or criminal liability.

(5) Day of National flag - on April 27.

(6) Destruction of the worn-out or damaged National flag is performed by burning ceremony in private procedure.

(7) the Government of the Republic of Moldova takes into consideration acts of defilement of National flag abroad and requests submission of explanations and ensuring advantage of National flag from the governments of the respective countries.

Chapter II. Posting and reproduction of National flag

Article 4. Permanent posting

National flag is hung out constantly:

a) on buildings and in premises of bodies of the public power and public organizations, in office offices of heads, assembly halls, legal rooms and assembly halls of the specified bodies and organizations;

b) in permanent bases of military units of Armed forces of the Republic of Moldova;

c) on the buildings which are the location of batches, labor unions, educational institutions, scientific and cultural institutions;

d) at check points through frontier, in ports, on piers, at the airports, at stations, bus stations of the international appointment.

Article 5. Temporary posting

(1) National flag is hung out temporarily:

a) in holidays - in the public places established by bodies of local public authority;

b) on the occasion of celebrations and official ceremonies of local, national and international nature - in places of their carrying out;

c) on the occasion of official visits to the Republic of Moldova of foreign leaders and the governments, and also high politicians, persons representing the main international intergovernmental organizations - along routes of movement of the corresponding persons;

d) for holding military ceremonies - according to army regulations;

e) on oath rites by the President of the Republic of Moldova, members of the government, the military personnel, judges, government employees and other employees of the state with the special status;

f) on the occasion of holding sports competitions - at stadiums, sports buildings and complexes, other sports bases;

g) during the election campaigns and on election period - in the locations of county electoral councils, local electoral bureaus as in the country, and abroad;

h) on the occasion of the mourning days announced in accordance with the established procedure and funeral celebrations - in the lowered a little type.

(2) the Military oath of students and pupils - the citizens of the Republic of Moldova directed to study abroad is brought in the first year of study with the consent of contracting parties in agreed date and the place within the ceremony organized by the Republic of Moldova with use of the text of the oath and National flag of the Republic of Moldova.

Article 6. Posting on vehicles

(1) National flag is hung out constantly as ship flag on the river and ocean ships of any kind and other small vessels plying under ship flag of the Republic of Moldova according to provisions of the Maritime Code of the Republic of Moldova and other regulations in the field.

(2) National flag is represented on all aircrafts belonging to the Republic of Moldova on the aircrafts registered in the Republic of Moldova, belonging to physical persons and legal entities.

(3) National flag can be represented or established on the vehicles belonging to the Republic of Moldova which perform international carriages.

(4) National flag can be represented or established on the railroad portable train belonging to the Republic of Moldova which carries out international carriages, together with the State Emblem of the Republic of Moldova and abbreviation of the name of the Railroad "C.F.M" of Moldova.

Article 7. Posting abroad

(1) National flag is hung out constantly in the locations of diplomatic representations and consular establishments of the Republic of Moldova, and also on residences of heads of diplomatic representations and consular establishments according to customs of the protocol.

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