Alexander Murvanidze
Александр Мурванидзе

Write about the national symbols of Moldova (essay)


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According to The Constitution, The Republic of Moldova has a flag, coat of arms and anthem.

The State Flag

The State flag of the Republic of Moldova is a tricolour. It is the official symbol of the Republic of Moldova. It symbolizes the past, the present and the future of the Moldovan State, reflecting its democratic principles, the traditions and history of Moldovan people, equal rights, friendship and solidarity amongst all the State’s citizens.
The State flag of the Republic of Moldova - the tricolour - represents a rectangular cloth formed of three equal coloured parts. The colours are arranged vertically in the following order from the flagpole: blue, yellow, red. The coat of arms is printed on the central yellow stripe of the tricolour. The proportion between the width of the coat of arms and the length of the flag is 1:5; the proportion between the width and the length of flag is 1:2.

The State Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of the Republic of Moldova consists of a shield divided horizontally into two parts: the upper part is red, and the lower part is blue with a superimposed auroch's head showing between its horns an eight-pointed star. On its right the auroch's head is flanked by a five-petalled rose, and on its left by a slightly rotated crescent. All heraldic elements present on the shield are of golden (yellow) colour. The shield is laid on the breast of a natural eagle holding in its beak a golden cross, in its right claw a green olive-tree branch and in its left claw a golden sceptre.

The State Anthem

The State Anthem of the Republic of Moldova is the symbol of the state’s sovereignty and independence. The profound esteem for the State Anthem of the Republic of Moldova is a patriotic duty of each citizen of the Republic of Moldova.
According to Law on the State Anthem of the Republic of Moldova (1995), as State Anthem of the Republic of Moldova the song "Limba noastra" is approved, The lyrics were written by Alexei Mateevici (1888—1917) a month before his death. Mateevici contributed significantly to the national emancipation of Bessarabia. The music for the anthem was composed by Alexandru Cristea.
The State Anthem is usually broadcasted by television channels and radio stations of the State Company “Teleradio-Moldova” on New Year’s Eve, after the horologe announces the beginning of the new year.
The State Anthem of the Republic of Moldova is played at various remarkable and solemn ceremonies, inaugurations, contests, congresses and festivals, as well as when opening of manifestations due to the beginning of the new school year and other official events in all educational institutions.
The text of the State Anthem of the Republic of Moldova is printed on the first page of the ABC books.
According to the Law, at the public play of the State Anthem of the Republic of Moldova the audience shall stand, men shall be bareheaded.

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Our language

A treasure is our language that surges
From deep shadows of the past,
Chain of precious stones that scattered
All over our ancient land.
 
A burning flame is our language
Amidst a people waking
From a deathly sleep, no warning,
Like the brave man of the stories.
 
Our language is the greenest leaf
Of the everlasting codris,
Gentle river Dniester's ripples
Hiding starlight bright and shining.
 
Our language is more than holy,
Words of homilies of old
Wept and sung perpetually
In the homesteads of our folks.
 
A treasure will spring up swiftly
From deep shadows of the past,
Chain of precious stones that scattered
All over our ancient land.