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Aq Bars (or Ak Bars) ( Cyrillic: Ак Барс) is the emblem of Tatarstan. It is an ancient Turkic and Bolgar symbol translated as White Leopard or , and has been in use since 1991 as the official symbol of Tatarstan. Snow Leopard
Historically, this symbol was used in
Volga Bulgaria and the Khanate of Kazan ( Qazan) - predecessors of Tatarstan - as a state symbol. The snow leopard symbol comes from the totems of one of the Bulgar tribes - the Barsil. According to legend, the Barsils founded Bilär in Volga Bulgaria.
The creator of the current emblem is the artist Rif Zägri ulı Fäxretdinev.
Historical Coats of Arms [ edit ]
The Russian coat of arms of
Volga Bulgaria: a green shield with a silver walking lamb, holding a red gonfalone, divided by a silver cross, with a golden staff. [1 ] [2 ] [3 ]
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