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Uralic flag, Finno-Ugric flag

this is a flag consisting of elements of some Finno-Ugric nations' flags: Hungarian [red-white-green tricolore], Finnish [off-centered "Scandinavian" cross, blue stripes] and Udmurt [the central "toleź" symbol, black-white-red tricolore].

you may be also interested in seeing my other finno-ugric art:

new Uralic flag
totem-like compilation of Finno-Ugric symbols
"u-f" Finno-Ugric logo,
official logo of Uralistica web community
"эше" logo,
Finno-Ugric language tree logo,
śaśka - Udmurt flower logo [and another version]

and my posters: website
Estonian day at the Warsaw University
presentation of photos from Mordovia

check also a version with the "toleź" changing its colour [just for fun].
i couldn't decide if it should be red [like on the flag of Udmurtia] or blue [a pan-Finnic colour].
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StephenBarlow's avatar
I love this flag it is a great design.  Varpo, are you Szymon Pawlas?  If so I went to that site on facebook to join that group now pending.
varpho's avatar
thank you!
yes, i'm Szymon Pawlas. :)
you mean this group? what's your name on fb?
StephenBarlow's avatar
Yes, that is the group and my name on facebook is Stephen Barlow my cover photo is world map of country flag balls.  Anyway i love your art but mostly that flag art and that flag I love it.
Induvit's avatar
8-pointed red star- it's ancient symbol of Slavic- Aryan ...!
varpho's avatar
yes, it has many meanings, but i think it's used most prominently by Finno-Ugric peoples. i don't know any Slavic nation using the 8-pointed star as their main national emblem, like Finno-Ugric nations do [Udmurts, Mordvinians, Karelians].
Sacter's avatar
Looks a little too busy for a flag to me. But it still looks awesome! :D
varpho's avatar
thanks! :) and i agree it's complicated, but originally it wasn't intended to represent the Finno-Ugric nations as a whole, but was just a mix of flags of some Finno-Ugric nations.
mdc01957's avatar
Cleverly done.
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surna's avatar
I love it! the "toleź" (muhu mänd/kaheksakand in estonian) is absolutely my favorite symbol! i'm thinking about getting it tattooed on my arm.
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Lemniskate's avatar
Yes! I speak all three langueas. (Though Hungarian better than Finnish better than Udmurt.)
varpho's avatar
great! and i know those languages in the very same order. :)
Lemniskate's avatar
Oikein hyvä, sitten angolul már nem is beszélünk :)
varpho's avatar
örülökpäгес. :D
Lemniskate's avatar
"-гес" egy igén? Azaz most már jobban örülsz mint azelött?
Froggy1294's avatar
I think it looked better with a blue tolez... but it's some epic vexillology!
varpho's avatar
yes, maybe...
thanks. i love vexillology! :)
mugivara's avatar
u udmurtov s finami ,tak mnogo obshego??
varpho's avatar
язык родственный, это уже много.
Fantiserare's avatar
oow, slick :D glad to know that i'm not the only one crazy about flags!
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