Heraldic Council for the President of the Republic of Tatarstan


With a view of providing a common state policy in the field of heraldry in the Republic of Tatarstan, assistance to heraldic maintenance of works on creation and use of official symbols of the Republic Tatarstan, the state bodies and institutions of local government, departmental and other awards and distinctions by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan N UP-21 as of January 10, 2002, Heraldic Council for the President of the Republic of Tatarstan was set up.

The Heraldic Council for the President of the Republic of Tatarstan is an expert -advisory body. The primary goals of the Council are:

  • Heraldic providing of work on creation and use of official symbols of the Republic of Tatarstan, cities and regions of the Republic of Tatarstan, territories in which local self-government is performed, of the government bodies and local self-government of Republic Tatarstan, creation of banners and flags, state, departmental and other awards and distinctions;
  • Assistance to effective interaction between the government bodies and local self-government of the Republic of Tatarstan in the field of creation and use of official symbols;
  • Realization of heraldic checks on behalf of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan and Heraldic Council for the President of the Russian Federation;
  • Participation in development of draft decisions of the government bodies and local self- governments of the Republic of Tatarstan on issue of heraldry;
  • Holding expertise of projects of official symbols of administrative-territorial formations, territories in which local self-government is performed, of public associations, organizations;
  • Coordination of scientific researches in the field of state, territorial symbols of the Republic of Tatarstan, symbols of legal persons;
  • Development of methodical recommendations, preparation of information materials and offers on issues of heraldry for bodies of the government and local self-government of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Studying federal and international experience in the field of heraldry.
According to the tasks entrusted to it the Council:
  • Carries out in established order the control over the use of official symbols of the Republic of Tatarstan, territorial symbols and symbols of legal persons;
  • Carries out obligatory heraldic expertise of suggested departmental official symbols and examines projects of regulations on them;
  • Carries out registration and account of the state official symbols (coat of arms, flags, banners, awards, distinctions) and heraldic signs of public associations, conducts in established order the heraldic register of the Republic of Tatarstan and presents materials for registration to the State heraldic register of the Russian Federation.

Heraldic register of the Republic of Tatarstan is established with a view of account and regulation of official symbols and distinctive signs in the Republic of Tatarstan. The following official symbols and distinctive signs are included in the Register:

  • Official symbols of the Republic of Tatarstan (flag, arms);
  • Official symbols of cities and regions of the Republic of Tatarstan (flags, coat of arms);
  • Official symbols of bodies of the government and local self-government (municipal formations) of the Republic of Tatarstan (flags, coat of arms, emblems);
  • Heraldic signs of public associations;
  • Signs of distinctions, awards of executive authorities of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Chairman of the Heraldic Council for the President of the Republic of Tatarstan is Ramil Khairutdinov, the Director of the Institute of History of Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University.