|Adopted||June 22, 2004|
|Design||A horizontal tricolor of green (representing Islam), white (representing peace or the Caucasus Mountains) and red (representing bloodshed). The national ornament is at the white band at the hoist.|
|Use||Standard of the president of the Chechen Republic|
The flag of Chechnya (Chechen: Нохчийчоьнан байракх, romanized: Noxçiyçönan bayraq) is a rectangle with sides in the ratio 2:3 representing the Chechen Republic, a republic of Russia. The flag is composed of three horizontal bars of, from top to bottom: green, representing Islam; white; and red; superimposed on them is a narrow vertical white band at the hoist, containing the national ornament, a design of four golden scroll shapes.
This flag, introduced in 1982, is primarily used by the government of Chechnya while the pro-independence flags are commonly used by opposition forces.
From 1957 to 1978, the Soviet flag of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR was based on the flag of the Russian SFSR with the addition of a blue vertical bar on the hoist side and the abbreviated name of the Republic (НГӀАССР in Chechen and Ingush, and ЧИАССР in Russian).
In 1978, these abbreviated names were replaced with the full versions: ЧЕЧЕНО-ИНГУШСКАЯ АССР in Russian, НОХЧ-ГӀАЛГӀАЙН АССР in Chechen, and НОХЧ-ГӀАЛГӀАЙ АССР in Ingush.
|Flag of Dzurdzuk and Princedom of Simsim||Plain dark red flag|
|The flag of Chechnya from the end of 1785 until March 8, 1840|
|Flag of the Caucasian Imamate|
|1919–1920||Flag of the North Caucasian Emirate||A plain green flag with a crecent tilted to face upwards, and 3 stars on the top.|
|Flag of the Mountain Republic|
|Flag of Ali Mitaev|
|1937–1944||Flag of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR|
|1957–1978||Flag of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR|
|1978–1991||Flag of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR|
Several flags have been used by the supporters of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. The most common of these is the green flag with the red and white stripes. Its proportions are approximately 7:11. The color scheme is green, white, red, white, green, with the upper two-thirds of the flag in green and the remaining one third in white, red, white and green stripes of equal width, the width ratio of which is 8:1:1:1:1. Another well-known example is similar to this flag but has the country's coat of arms incorporated into the design. Each color is meant to symbolize an aspect of the Chechen national character. Green is the color of life, red symbolizes the bloodshed in the struggle for freedom and white represents the road to a bright future. These flags were mainly used by supporters of Dzhokhar Dudayev, Aslan Maskhadov and their successors. Apart from these several other designs have been used by different factions of the independentist movement, and even single sides used different flags at the same time.
|1991–2000||National Flag of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria|
|1991–2000||Variant flag of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria||National Flag of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria with Coat of Arms|
|1990–1996||Flag of the All-National Congress of the Chechen People|
|2005–2007||Flag used by the Caucasus Emirate|
The pro-Moscow opposition to Dudayev used a flag of similar design with the main difference being the inversion of the red and white stripes and their different width-ratio. Its proportions are reported to be 7:11 and it consists of 5 horizontal stripes: green, red, white, red and green, the width ratio of which is 8:1:1:1:1. It has not been used since it was replaced by the current flag of the Chechen Republic.
|1991–2004||Pro-Russian Chechen flag|
|?–?||Flag of the Provisional Council of the Chechen Republic, Umar Avturkhanov's fraction|
|2000?–Present||Flag of Grozny||Green background with the red and white stripes, and a drawing of the Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque on the green side.|
|2020–Present||Adat People's Movement|
|2007–2016||Caucasus Emirate||A plain black flag with the Shahada on the middle written in white, and a sword on the bottom.|
|?–Present||Flag used by the Kadyrovites||Identical to the current flag of Chechnya, but with the picture of Akhmat Kadyrov on the center.|