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According to Tenora [jtn99], the ancestors of the Mari used a banner, but nothing is known about it except its name, Tisten. Therefore, the creation of national symbols for Mariy-El had to start from scratch. Initial proposals should have used reddish brown, yellow and white, according to the ethnographists W. A. Akzorin and I. W. Jefimow.
In the number 2/2001 of Alkukoti I found an interesting map chart
[alk01] with the living areas and flags
of the different Finno-Ugric peoples. It shows a white-black-red flag for
Marco Pribilla, 02 Feb 2002
Bulygin and Kazakov designed first version: light-blue, white, green.
Victor Lomantsov, 01 May 2000
also shows an early proposal by G. N. Buligin and W. G. Kasakow.
This flag never existed but was published as proposal by local media.
It is a 1:2 flag, horizontally divided light blue - white - green (2:3:2).
A simplified version of the national ornament is placed in the white stripe
near the hoist. Blue symbolizes the sky but also the waters of the
primordial ocean of the legend. White symbolizes the purity of the aims of
the Mari people, the clothes for ceremonial days, and peace. Green
symbolizes the places of worship and the ceremonies of the ancestors.
Ivan Sache, 30 Apr 2000
Projects for new symbols of the republic are currently under preparation,
because the current symbols do not abide some
hrealdry rules (information sent by cheif heraldist Izmail Efimov, creator of
the new symbols).
Dmitriĭ Ivanov (webmaster, Mariy-El gov site), 15 Aug 2001
On November, 28th 2006 adopted law about new flag
and new coat of arms, [replacing
the 1992-2006 ones].
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 04 Dec 2006
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