National Symbols, Anthem
National Flag of the Republic of Belarus
The National Flag of the Republic of Belarus – a symbol of its sovereignty – is a rectangular cloth consisting of two horizontal color stripes: the upper red stripe, covering 2/3 of the flag’s width and the lower green stripe covering 1/3 of the flag’s width. Near the flagstaff there is a vertical stripe covering 1/9 of the flag’s length. The stripe features a Belarusian national ornamental pattern of red color on a red background. The ratio of the flag’s width to its length is 1:2.
National Emblem of the Republic of Belarus
by the Decree № 350 of the President of the Republic of Belarus of July 2, 2002
NATIONAL ANTHEM OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
Lyrics by M. Klimkovich and U. Karyzna
We, Belarusians, are peaceful people,
Glory to the blessed name of our land!
Together with our bothers, for centuries we
According to Article 19 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus the National Flag, the National Emblem and the National Anthem of the Republic of Belarus are symbols of its sovereignty.
The President of the Republic of Belarus set the goal of creating the Anthem of newly independent Belarus. The President declared the musical composition written by N. Sakalouski and set to lyrics by M. Klimkovich and U. Karyzna National Anthem of the Republic of Belarus.
This decision was made in view of the suggestions submitted by the committee on holding a competition to create the lyrics and music of the National Anthem of the Republic of Belarus and the results of the public consideration of the anthem’s versions.
The music by N. Sakalouski kept in the new National Anthem of the Republic of Belarus symbolizes the succession of historic traditions of Belarusian people. It is popular and respected across generations of the country’s citizens. Its artistic qualities meet all the high requirements of anthem compositions.
From the proposed versions of the words set to music by N. Sakalouski the commission and the public have chosen the lyrics by M. Klimkovich and U. Karyzna. These lyrics do not only fit the melodic and rhythmical peculiarities of N. Sakalouski’s music but also reflect new economic, political and social conditions of the development of the Republic of Belarus as a sovereign and peaceful state. They underline the patriotism and hard work of its citizens, friendly relations between the representatives of all nationalities living in our country.
By the same decree the President has approved the National Anthem of the Republic of Belarus Statute determining the status of the anthem, conditions and rules of its performance and use.
The approval of the National anthem put an end to the process of the National Symbols of the Republic of Belarus formation.