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The National Coat of Arms of the Republic of Karelia.

The National Coat of Arms of the Republic of Karelia is a rectangle on top of a semicircular bottom. It is thrice crossed in equal parts with the colors of the National Flag of Karelia shield with a profile of a standing black bear. The golden frame of the shield comes into stylized image of a fir-tree on the left and a pine-tree on the right. In the upper part of the shield there is an octagonal star (doubled cross) of gold.

Source: The Constitution of the Republic of Karelia, paragraph 13.
Author of the Coat of Arms - Yu.S.Nivin.
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Created: November 1998. Last updated: 11 October 1999.
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