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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of July 5, 2004 No. 301-Z

About the state symbols of the Republic of Belarus

(as amended on 08-07-2015)

Accepted by the House of Representatives on June 3, 2004

Approved by Council of the Republic on June 16, 2004

This Law is directed to legal regulation of questions of the state symbols of the Republic of Belarus established by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus and determines the description and procedure for their use.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Symbols of the Republic of Belarus as sovereign state are National flag of the Republic of Belarus, the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus and the National anthem of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 2. Citizens of the Republic of Belarus, and also foreign citizens who are in the territory of the Republic of Belarus and stateless persons shall treat National flag of the Republic of Belarus, the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus and the National anthem of the Republic of Belarus with respect.

Article 3. The standard of National flag of the Republic of Belarus and standard of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus (multi-color, two-color and one-color in graphical and volume options) are stored in public institution "National archive of the Republic of Belarus", reference record of the National anthem of the Republic of Belarus is stored in "Belarusian Public Records Office of Film Photophonodocuments" organization - constantly.

National flag of the Republic of Belarus and its image irrespective of their sizes shall correspond in accuracy to standard of National flag of the Republic of Belarus.

The reproduced image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus irrespective of its sizes shall correspond in accuracy to multi-color, two-color and one-color standards of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus in graphical or volume option. The image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus is placed in appendix 1 to this Law.

The national anthem of the Republic of Belarus shall be performed in strict accordance with the text and musical edition (notes) according to appendices 2 and 3 to this Law, and also according to reference record of the National anthem of the Republic of Belarus.

National flag of the Republic of Belarus and the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus are made according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus. Use of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus and the National flag of the Republic of Belarus produced by different way is not allowed.

Chapter 2. National flag of the Republic of Belarus

Article 4. National flag of the Republic of Belarus represents the rectangular panel consisting of two horizontal color strips: upper - red color and lower - green color. The relation of width of strips of red and green color - 2:1. The relation of width of National flag of the Republic of Belarus to its length - 1:2. At staff the Belarusian national ornament of red color on the white field constituting 1/9 lengths of National flag of the Republic of Belarus is vertically located. National flag of the Republic of Belarus fastens on staff (flagstaff) which is painted in golden (ochre) color. The relation of width of National flag of the Republic of Belarus to staff length - 1:3.

When holding ceremonies and other festive events, and also in case of installation of National flag of the Republic of Belarus in office offices of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the President of Chamber of representatives of National assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Chairman of the board of the Republic of National assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus, the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, the Attorney-General of the Republic of Belarus, the Chairman of the board of National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, the Chairman of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus and heads of other state bodies subordinated to the President of the Republic of Belarus, heads of the republican state bodies subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus, chairmen of local councils of deputies heads of local executive and administrative organs on the upper end of staff of National flag of the Republic of Belarus is fixed navershy diamond-shaped form with the image of five-pointed star similar to its image on the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus. Are made by Navershiya of metal of yellow color.

Article 5. National flag of the Republic of Belarus is hoisted or established:

on the building of the official residence of the President of the Republic of Belarus – it is permanent, except as specified, when according to the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on the building of the official residence of the President of the Republic of Belarus the duplicate of standard (flag) of the President of the Republic of Belarus rises;

on the building of the House of Representatives of National assembly of the Republic of Belarus and on the building of Council of the Republic of National assembly of the Republic of Belarus – it is permanent;

on the building of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus – it is permanent;

on the buildings of bodies of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus and other state bodies subordinated to the President of the Republic of Belarus – it is permanent;

on buildings of the republican state bodies and other state organizations subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus – it is permanent;

on buildings of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus, courts of law of the Republic of Belarus, bodies of prosecutor's office of the Republic of Belarus, organizations of National Bank of the Republic of Belarus, local councils of deputies, local executive and administrative organs – it is permanent, and on buildings in which meetings of local councils of deputies, local executive and administrative organs, – for the period of holding meetings are held;

on buildings of the state organizations which are not specified in paragraphs the second or seventh to this part – on public holidays and all-republican holidays;

on buildings and (or) the territories of diplomatic representations (including residences of heads of diplomatic representations) and consular establishments of the Republic of Belarus – according to rules of international law, rules of the diplomatic protocol, the laws, rules and customs of the state of stay;

on vehicles of the heads of states, the governments and parliaments which arrived with official or working visits to the Republic of Belarus if they are accompanied by the official representing the Republic of Belarus;

on ocean ships, inland navigation vessels, courts mixed (the river – the sea) swimmings which are granted the swimming right under National flag of the Republic of Belarus, – on flagstaff or the gafel;

on vehicles of heads of diplomatic representations and consular establishments of the Republic of Belarus – according to rules of international law, rules of the diplomatic protocol, the laws, rules and customs of the state of stay;

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