Heraldic Symbols of Customs Authorities
Emblem and flag of Customs Authorities of the Republic of Belarus
The emblem and flag of Customs Authorities of the Republic of Belarus were approved by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus of March 2, 2001, No. 125 "About the Heraldic Sign - Emblem and Flag of Customs Authorities of the Republic of Belarus".
The emblem is a crossed caduceus and a key of golden color. The caduceus was the rod of the heralds among the Greeks and Romans, and had the appearance of a staff entwined with two snakes and crowned with the wings of the ancient Roman god Mercury (the god Hermes in Greek mythology). It was believed that the caduceus had the ability to reconcile enemies. The key denotes customs control and the force that opens or closes the gates of Belarus, and the beard in the form of "M" represents the initial letter of the word Mytnya.
The flag of Customs Authorities of the Republic of Belarus is a rectangular cloth of dark green color (the ratio of the width of the flag to its length is 2: 3). In the center of the flag crossed caduceus and a golden key are inscribed in a conventional square with a side equal to the half width of the flag.
Heraldic symbols of Minsk regional customs
The official heraldic symbols of Minsk Regional Customs - emblem and Banner - were established by order of the Chairman of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus in November 27, 2014 No. 589-OD.
The emblem of Minsk Regional Customs is a Varangian green shield with two notches in the upper part, with a silvery rim and golden rivets. In the upper part of the shield there is the emblem of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus of golden color. The coat of arms of the Minsk region is placed in the center of the shield. Above the lower part of the shield there is a motto of a green color with the inscription "MINSKAYA REGIYANALNAYA MYTNYA" of golden color. The emblem of Minsk Regional Customs is a sign that the officials belong to Minsk Regional Customs.