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Estonia - Flag
What is the flag of Estonia?
pre-1940 flag restored by Supreme Soviet in May 1990 - three
equal horizontal bands of blue (top), black, and white
Coat of Arms of Estonia
Greater Coat of Arms
Lesser Coat of Arms
Valdemar II of Denmark granted the city of Tallinn (a town settled by Danes)
a coat of arms showing three lions, similar to the heraldry of Denmark.
Catherine II of Russia assigned a similar heraldic device to the Russian
province of Estonia on October 4, 1788.
Riigikogu (parliament of the Republic of Estonia) adopted the state coat of
arms on the June 19, 1925. The arms were suppressed under the occupation of
Estonia by the Soviet Union from 1940.
The use of the historic coat of arms was re-established on August 7, 1990 and
regulated by the Law on State Coat of Arms of April 6, 1993.
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