Coat of arms of the Republic of Karelia
The coat of arms of the Republic of Karelia is a rectangular shield, rounded in the lower third, three times crossed in equal shares by the colors of the state flag of the Republic of Karelia, with the profile of a standing black bear depicted on it. The golden frame of the shield transforms into a stylized image of a fir tree on the left side and a pine tree on the right. At the top of the shield there is a golden eight-pointed star (double cross).
Source: Constitution of the Republic of Karelia, article 13.
Author of the coat of arms: Yu.S.Nivin.