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Flag, Emblem and Anthem

The flag of Chechen Republic Ichkeria

The flag of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (ChRI) was recognized after 1990. The color scheme of the flag is green, white and red; the upper two thirds of the flag are in green and the remaining one third in white, red, white and green stripes of equal width. Each color is meant to symbolize an aspect of the Chechen national character. The green color of the flag symbolizes Islam, red symbolizes the bloodshed in the struggle for freedom and white represents the road to a bright future. Another design of the flag is similar to this flag but has the country’s coat of arms incorporated into the design. Ratios of ChRI flag are 8:1:1:1:1.

Emblem

The wolf symbolizes freedom. The wolf symbol has been used since the 18th century by Chechens and became a symbol of power. The wolf is in the circle and surrounded by national motifs. The 9 stars with 9 corners in the circle represent the Chechen tribes (tuxum).

The national anthem of ChRI

The national anthem of ChRI “Death or Freedom” was declared in 1992. The words of anthem are by Abuzar Aydamirov and music is by Ali Dimaev.

Lyrics of the anthem in Chechen language:

Ojalla ya Marsho

Büjsanna buorz jiexkaş dünienču dövla txo,
Yüjranna lom chijzaş txan cheraş texkina.
Lāilaheillallah

Ärzuonijn bannaşkaxh nānuoşa deqijna,
Tarxaş thiexh doj xhijzuo dajşa txo yāmijna.
Lāilaheillallah

Xalqhana, maxkana nānoşa qöllina,
Cār şinna eşnačuoxh majra dyahittina.
Lāilaheillallah

Lāmanan lečarčij, mārşuoniexh qiijna,
Xalōniex, buoxamiex kurra čieqdijlina.
Lāilaheillallah

Mōqaza lāmanaş daş xilla lālarax,
Dāxariexh, qhijsamiexh jaxh ōxa dyalur jac.
Lāilaheillallah

Buos yärzha va lätta molxanax lielxarax,
Txéşa sij döxkina  txo lätta dörzar dac.
Lāilaheillallah

Txo cqhā a cxhannienna qhardiella sövcca dac,
Yōzhalla ja marşuo şinniex cxha’ joqqur ju.
Lāilaheillallah

Jizharşa txan čevnaş éşarca jierza jo,
Xhomsarču byärgaşa xhünarşna ghittado.
Lāilaheillallah

Macallo xhovzadaxh ōramaş duur du,
Xhogallo txäş byarzdaxh bécan txi mijra du.
Lāilaheillallah

Büjsanna buorz jiexkaş dünienču dövla txo,
Xalqhana, Maxkana, Dalla a müthaxh du!
Lāilaheillallah

Lyrics of the anthem in Cyrillic alphabet in Chechen language:

1ожалла я Маршо

Буьйсанна борз ехкаш дуьненчу девлла тхо,
1уьйранна лом уг1уш тхан ц1ераш техкина.
Лаилаха иллАллах.

Аьрзонийн баннашкахь наноша дакхийна,
Тархаш т1ехь дой хьийзо дайша 1амийна.
Лаилаха иллАллах.

Халкъана, махкана наноша кхоьллина,
Цаьршинна эшначохь, майра д1ах1иттина.
Лаилаха иллАллах.

Ламанан лечарчий маршонехь кхиийна,
Халонех, бохамех курра чекхдийлина.
Лаилаха иллАллах.

Мокхаза ламанаш даш хилла лаларах,
Дахарехь, къийсамехь яхь оха д1алур яц!
Лаилаха иллАллах.

Бос 1аьржа ва латта молханах лелхарах,
Тхешан сий доьхкина, тхо лаьтта доьрзур дац.
Лаилаха иллАллах.

Тхо цкъа а цхьанненна къарделла совцур дац,
1ожалла, я маршо – шиннех цхьаъ йоккхур ю?
Лаилаха иллАллах.

Йижараша тхан чевнаш эшаршца ерзайо,
Хьомсарчу б1аьргаша хьуьнаршна г1иттадо.
Лаилаха иллАллах.

Мацалло хьовзадахь, орамаш дуур ду,
Хьогалло тхаш б1арздахь, бецан тхин мийра ду!
Лаилаха иллАллах.

Буьйсанна борз ехкаш дуьненчу девлла ду,
Халкъана, махкана, Далла а муьт1ахь ду.
Лаилаха иллАллах.

Lyrics of the anthem in English:

Death or Freedom

We were born at night when the she-wolf whelped,
In the morning, to lion’s deafening roar, they named us
There is no God except Allah

In eagles’ nests our mothers nursed us,
To tame wild bulls our fathers taught us.
There is no God except Allah

Our mothers raised us to dedicate ourselves to our Nation and our Homeland,
And if our nation needs us we’re ready to fight the oppressive hand.
There is no God except Allah

We grew up free as eagles, princes of the mountains.
There is no threshold from which we will shy away.
There is no God except Allah

Sooner will cliffs of granite begin to melt like molten lead,
Than any one of us shall lose our honour in life’s struggles.
There is no God except Allah

Sooner shall the Earth be swallowed up by the broiling sun,
Than we emerge from a trial in life without our honour!
There is no God except Allah

Never to bow our heads to anyone, we give our sacred pledge,
To die or to live in freedom is our fate.
There is no God except Allah

Our sisters heal our brothers’ bloody wounds with their songs,
Lovers’ eyes will supply the strength of arms.
There is no God except Allah

If hunger weaken us, we’ll gnaw on the roots of trees,
And if thirst debilitates us, we’ll drink the dew from the grass.
There is no God except Allah

For we were born at night when the she-wolf whelped.
We pledge our lives to God, Nation and Vainakh homeland.
There is no God except Allah

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