Part of my 2009 flag proposal series. SVG files of the flag and its construction sheet are available on request.
Note: My choice of design does not reflect my political views.
Reason for creation
An official proposal for a new flag for Transnistria is simply the flag of Russia, but in a longer aspect ratio. The reason given was to emphasise closer ties with Russia, but surely, there are ways to reflect that in a flag without copying the same design! People would find it very difficult to tell them apart. Therefore, here is my proposal.
First off, this design is unique enough to be distinguishable, yet simple enough to be remembered by a child.
This design uses the same colour scheme as Russia’s, the Pan-Slavic colours, to fulfill the purpose of the current proposal. Because of this, all colour symbolism in the Russian flag can be applied to this design as well. They have no official meanings but a lot of traditional and unofficial meanings can be read here.
The Dniester River is the western boundary of Transnistria (the name itself means “beyond the Dniester”) so the leftmost stripe is blue. The white stripe next to it stands for the river bank and the red stripe stands for the nation itself, with the red colour signifying the blood that has been shed for it to exist. The colour of the main stripe, along with the form of the star, echo parts of the current Soviet-inspired flag. This suggests continuity and reflects its history whilst still remaining unique. The white star represents peace and the people of Transnistria, and the circle around it represents unity.