National emblem of Belarus

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National Emblem of Belarus
Coat of arms of Belarus (2020).svg
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ArmigerRepublic of Belarus
AdoptedJune 7, 1995
CrestRed star
EscutcheonGlobe, rising sun and a outline of Belarus in green

The national emblem of Belarus replaced the historic Pahonia arms in 1995. It has a ribbon in the colors of the national flag, a map of Belarus, wheat ears and a red star. It is sometimes called the coat of arms of Belarus, but this is not correct.

Despite the fact that the Belarusians share a distinct ethnic identity and language, they never previously had a political sovereignty prior to 1991, except during a brief period in 1918 when the short-lived Belarusian People's Republic used the horseman as its emblem.[1] The unique Belarusian national symbols were not created as a result of the foreign rule of the Belarusian territories by Prussia, Poland, Lithuania, and Russia until the 20th century.[2][3]

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