By: The PH Team
Chechnya, officially the Chechen Republic, is a federal subject of Russia. The region is headed by President, Ramzan Kadyrov, son of former leader - Akhmad Kadyrov.
The republic made international headlines throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, during the first and second Chechen Wars, in which Russia invaded the region.
Since the end of the conflict in Chechnya in 2009, the region has been the recipient of massive federal investment and infrastructure upgrades. Today, Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, is known as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Russia.
The flag of Chechnya is a flag composed of three horizontal bars of; green, representing Islam; white, representing peace and the Caucasus Mountains; and red, representing blood that was lost fighting for the Chechen homeland. These colors are superimposed on a narrow vertical white band at the hoist, containing the national ornament - a design of four golden scrolls.
The Chechen flag, introduced in 2004, is primarily used by the government of Chechnya in an official capacity alongside the national flag of the Russian Federation.
Throughout the history of the region, Chechnya has used many different flags, many using the same or similar colors and patterns.
The flag of the region is defined and changes based on loyalties of a given group - whether pro-Russian or pro-independence, as seen in the flag of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (ex-unrecognized country).