At present, the use of the State Flag and the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Tatarstan as well as playing of the State Anthem of the Republic of Tatarstan are regulated by the Law about state symbols of the Republic of Tatarstan. The national Flag of the Republic of Tatarstan represents rectangle cloth with horizontal strips of green, white and red colours. The white strip makes 1/15 width a flag and is located between equal in width the strips of green and red colors. A green strip is above.
The relation of width of a flag to its length - 1:2.
The author of The National Flag of the Republic of Tatarstan is T.G. Khaziakhmetov.
The State Emblem of the Republic of Tatarstan represents the image of a winged leopard with a round shield on one side, with the raised right forepaw on a background of a disk of the sun placed in a frame from the Tatar national ornament in which basis an inscription "Tatarstan", wings consist of seven feathers, the socket on a shield consists of eight petals.
In color depiction of the State Emblem of the Republic of Tatarstan the sun is red, the leopard, his wings and the socket on a board are white, the frame is green, the shield, the ornament on the frame and the inscription "Tatarstan" are golden.
The authors of the State Emblem of the Republic of Tatarstan are N.G. Khanzafarov (idea), and R.Z. Fakhrutdinov (performance).
Culture. People with various historical and cultural traditions live in the republic. The combination of at least three types of cultural interaction (Turkic, Russian-Slavic and Finno-Ugric) defines the uniqueness of this area, the originality of cultural and historical values.
Destinies of many outstanding cultural workers are intertwined with Tatarstan: singer Feodor Chaliapin, writers Leo Tolstoy, Sergey Aksakov and Maxim Gorky, Vasily Aksenov, poets Evgeny Boratinsky, Gavriil Derzhavin, Marina Tsvetaeva and Nikita Zabolotsky, artists Ivan Shishkin and Nikolay Feshin. Such classics of Tatar poetry as Gabdulla Tukay, hero and poet Musa Jalil, composers Farid Yarullin, Salih Saidashev, Nazib Zhiganov, Sofia Gubaidulina and many others made the Tatar culture famous.
Religion. The traditional religions of the Republic of Tatarstan are Islam and Orthodox Christianity. Tatars and Bashkirs (i.e. nearly half of the population of the republic) confess Islam. The others, including Russians, Chuvashes, Maris, Udmurts, Mordovians – are Orthodox Christians. Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism and other confessions are also presented in Tatarstan.
Keeping the balance of interests between the two major religions and equality of all religions before the law lies at the heart of inter-faith consent in the republic.