The Flag and the coat of arms of the Crimea.

The Flag of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea is a colour cloth consisting of three horizontal colour strips. The upper blue strip is 1/6 of the width, the middle white strip is 4/6 of the width and the lower red strip is 1/6 of the width of the flag.

The coat of arms of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea represents a silver gryphon on the Varangian shield facing to the right and holding in its right paw an open silver shell with a blue pearl. The shield is crowned with the rising sun and circled by two white columns connected with a blue-white — and red band. On the band there is a motto: «Prosperity in Unity».

The gryphon is a mythological creature, looking like a winged lion with an eagle’s head. It was a symbol of antique town of Chersonesus, Panticapeum and others, and in the course of time, of the cities of Sevastopol and Kerch. Since ancient times the gryphon was embodiment of safeguard qualities. On the Coat of Arms of the Crimea it is depicted like a symbol of a defender of the Republic.

The blue pearl symbolizes the Crimea as a unique part of the planet, unity of all its peoples, religions and cultures. The gryphon is on the background of the Varangian shield — a symbol of trade crossroads. Its red colour symbolizes courage, bravery and valour of the people of the Crimea of all times. The shield is held by two antique marble columns. On the crest there is a rising sun — a symbol of resurrection, warmth, prosperity, light, richness of the gardens, fertility of the land.

The Anthem of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea was composed by A.S. Karamanov.

The anthem is arranged for a choir by T. Kudryavtseva.

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