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Erroneously reported flags, 1992 and 1993 (Kazakhstan)

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Erroneously reported flag, 1992 (Kazakhstan)

[erroneously reported Kazakh flag, 1992] image by Ivan Sache

The 1992 flag chart of the Encyclopaedia Universalis Yearbook includes a special panel showing the flags of the former Soviet Republics. For Kazakhstan, the flag shown is a 1:2 horizontally divided red-blue-yellow flag. The flag disappeared in the 1993 edition and was replaced by the "regular" national flag.

My question is simple: What is this flag?
Ivan Sache, 08 May 2000

Second erroneously reported flag, 1990 ths (Kazakhstan)

You may be sure, it is not a state flag and not national flag. The Law on State Flag (4 June 1992) permitted to use the flag of 1953 until 1 January 1994.

The "National" flag (unofficial in 1990s, and the basis of modern state flag) was light-blue with two yellow squares. Other "national flags" did not exist.

[Kazakh star] image by Victor Lomantsov

The drawing illustrates the two yellow crossed squares (yellow contours of the squares, the cores of the squares are light-blue.) on light-blue field. (We may say also: a 8-pointed star consisted of two crossed squares) The emblem (two squares) were placed in the centre of flag. Height of the emblem ~ 2/3 of flag-height.
Victor Lomantsov, 09 May 2000, 11 May 2000

Erroneously reported flag, 1993 (Kazakhstan)

[erroneously reported Kazakh flag, 1993] image by O. Myszor

This flag is described in the Polish geographic almanac published in 1993 as flag of Kazakhstan.
Oscar Myszor, 20 April 2002

It is a mistake, of course. In 1993 there was not enough information on ex-USSR states. The publishers have mixed flags of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Victor Lomantsov, 12 May 2002

Probably it is truth. But all other flags (Uzbek, Turkmen & Kirghiz) are proper and under Tajikistan, there is old flag without sickle & hammer. May be this is some political flag or proposal?
Oscar Myszor, 20 April 2002