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Decision on the Regulations on flag of the Commonwealth of Independent States

of January 19, 1996

Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States solved:

1. Approve Regulations on flag of the Commonwealth of Independent States it (is applied).

2. Heads of states will take the necessary measures directed to establishment in the legislation of their states of responsibility for the actions causing damage to advantage of flag of the Commonwealth of Independent States, and use of flag in abuse of regulations, established by Regulations on flag of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

3. Charge to the Executive Secretariat of the Commonwealth to develop technical requirements to production of flag of the CIS and procedure for issue of permissions to use of flag and its image according to the Provision.

It is made in the city of Moscow on January 19, 1996 in one authentic copy in Russian. The authentic copy is stored in the Executive Secretariat of the Commonwealth of Independent States which will send to each state which signed this Decision, its verified copy.

 

For the Azerbaijan Republic

For the Republic of Moldova 

For the Republic of Armenia

For the Russian Federation 

For the Republic of Belarus

For the Republic of Tajikistan 

For Georgia

For Turkmenistan 

For the Republic of Kazakhstan

For the Republic of Uzbekistan 

For the Kyrgyz Republic

For Ukraine 

Appendix

Approved by the Solution of SGG of the CIS on the Regulations on flag of the CIS of January 19, 1996

Regulations on flag of the Commonwealth of Independent States

1. The flag of the Commonwealth of Independent States (further - flag of the CIS) is symbol of the Commonwealth of Independent States (daleesodruzhestvo) and represents rectangular panel of blue color in which center the figure of white color from the vertical strips passing in the upper part symmetrically to the right and to the left into concentric ring-shaped elements is represented. The last extend up and are rounded off, their length and width decrease from the center of symmetry to the periphery. In the upper part of composition the gold circle covered by ring-shaped elements is represented (the drawing is attached).

The composition symbolizes aspiration to equal partnership, unity, the world and stability.

The flag width relation to its length - 1:2.

2. The colors of the CIS are hoisted:

on the buildings occupied by bodies of the Commonwealth - it is permanent;

on the official residences occupied by persons presiding in bodies Sodruzhestva, the Executive secretary Sodruzhestva - for their stay;

on buildings in which meetings of authorized and industry bodies of the Commonwealth are held, - for their carrying out;

on the vehicles used by persons presiding in authorized bodies Sodruzhestva, the Executive secretary Sodruzhestva, and also heads of other authorized bodies of the CIS.

3. The flag of the CIS can be in studies of heads of states, heads of governments, chairmen of national parliaments (chairmen of chambers of national parliaments) of the State Parties Sodruzhestva, persons presiding in authorized bodies Sodruzhestva, the Executive secretary Sodruzhestva, and also heads of other authorized bodies of the CIS.

4. The flag of the CIS is used by collective forces on peacekeeping during peacekeeping transactions by them and special divisions on mitigation of consequences of emergency situations in the territories of the State Parties of the Commonwealth.

5. The colors of the CIS can be hoisted by bodies of the CIS also in the following cases:

in day of formation of the Commonwealth;

on the occasion of national and official holidays of the state of the place of stay of body of the CIS.

6. The colors of the CIS can be hoisted separately or with flags of the State Parties of the Commonwealth.

When the colors of the CIS are hoisted with one or several other flags, all these flags shall be at one level and to be approximately equal size.

In case of arrangement of flags of the State Parties of the Commonwealth around the flag of the CIS cannot be exposed among others. The colors of the CIS shall be always hoisted on flagstaff in the center of circle or in close proximity to it.

In case of arrangement of flags of the State Parties of the Commonwealth to the line, group or semicircle the colors of the CIS shall be hoisted or separately, or in the center of the line, group or semicircle.

7. In the days declared days of mourning according to the decision of Council of heads of states and in days of national mourning of each of the State Parties of the Commonwealth the flags of the CIS set on masts are lowered a little on one third of length of mast. To flags of the CIS on staffs, and also to the flags of the CIS set in internal rooms the black tape which length is equal to flag panel length fastens.

8. The flag of the CIS and its image, irrespective of the sizes, always shall correspond in accuracy to the color and schematic image.

9. The flag of the CIS and its image cannot be used for commercial purposes.

The image of flag of the CIS can be used in the decorative purposes in quality of symbol of the Commonwealth so that at the same time disrespect for flag of the CIS was not shown.

10. Permission to use of flag of the CIS and its image in the representation purposes and other cases which are not provided by this Provision is issued by the Executive Secretariat of the Commonwealth with participation of the secretariat of Council of Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the State Parties of the Commonwealth.

11. The responsibility for violation of requirements of this provision, and also for defilement of flag of the CIS is established according to the legislation of the state in the territory of which such violation took place.

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