|map of the Russian Federation - showing Tuva Republic|
From the 19th century till 1921, Tanna Tuva was part of north-western Mongolia.
In fact Mongolia itself just declared itself independent from the (People's) Republic of China in the beginning of the 20th century.
People's Republic of Tannu Tuva, 1921-1926
|People's Revolutionary Party Flag, 1921|
Tuvan People's Republic 1926-1930
Tuvinian People's Republic State Flag, 1926-1930
Bügüde Nayiramdaqu Tuva Arad Ulus "Tuvan People's Republic"
The name changed to Tuvinian People's Republic in the Constitution of 24 November 1926, which established red flag with state arms in center.
The romanized alphabet was adopted in 1930. A new version of state arms introduced 28 June 1930. Flag red with state arms in center.
On 18 October 1930, the state arms again modified . Flag red with state arms in center.
Tuvan People's Republic between 1930-1941
In 1933, the coat of arms changed once more, resulting in yet another flag.
This annexation was completed in 1944.
Meanwhile... in 1941 and 1943
|Flag changed in new constitution of 25 June 1941. |
Red with initials of state ("TAR") in gold in canton.
|Cyrillic letters introduced 8 September 1943; |
initials on flag changed ("TAP") as a matter of course, not law.
|Tuvan Autonomous Oblast (1944-1961)|
Tuvinian ASSR State Flag, 1961-1978
Tuvinian ASSR State Flag, 1978-1992
|Tuva Republic within the Russian Federation (1992 - )|