The Belarus flag was officially adopted on May 16, 1995.
The dominant red and green were colors used on its flag when it was a republic of the former Soviet Union. The woven fabric ornament on the left uses traditional Belarussian red and white colors.
Belarus Coat of Arms:
The coat of arms of Belarus (considered an emblem) replaced the historic Pahonia arms in 1995, and is composed of a red and green ribbon wrapped around stalks of wheat and flowers.
In the middle of the emblem the rays of a sun shine through the outline of the country, which hovers above a globe depicting part of Eurasia. At the top of the emblem is a red five-pointed star.