Jan 1995 Commonwealth of Independent States Customs Union
31 May 2001 Eurasian Economic Community (Eurasec)
3 Jul 2002 Secretariat established.
3 Jul 2002 - Grigory Alexeyevich Rapota (Russia) (b. 1944)
Chairman of the Interstate Council
31 May 2001 - Nursultan Nazarbayev (Kazakhstan) (b. 1940)
Ben Cahoon, 28 June 2003
The flag of the Euroasian Economic Community (EAEC) was adopted on May, 13, 2002 by decision number 51 "About symbolics (an emblem and a flag) of the Euroasian Economic Community" by the Interstate Council of the Euroasian Economic Community (presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrghyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan). The official symbolism of the colors is:
Blue - a symbol of Europe;
Symbol of beauty, greatness, fidelity and prudence.
Yellow - a symbol of Asia;
Symbol of hope, pleasure, blossoming and abundance.
Gold - a symbol of economic prosperity, progress;
Symbol of riches, validity and magnanimity.
The symbolism of the shapes is:
Two equal, symmetrically reflected forms of blue and yellow colors, form a dynamical figure which center is the image of globe.
Circle (sphere) - a symbol of perfection, unity, completeness. The circle (sphere) in the center of a composition symbolizes the nucleus, the union, the consent
and peaceful disposition in a common cause, well-being and success.
Globe - a blue smooth surface of water space of the Earth, gold continents, parallels and meridians of white color. The globe specifies universal cooperation of members of EAEC of the given association within the framework of a world scale.
This flag carries the emblem of the Eurasian Economic Community (EURASEC). The members are Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The logo and flag seem to represent a map of all the member countries. This has got to be one of the larger and more artificial landmasses depicted on any flag. Also, one of the most difficult maps to recognize, especially with its small size.
Apparently, there was some sort of contest for the design of the Eurasec (Eurasian Economic Community) flag and emblem. I got this info from:which says it was from Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty (A US government service) Kyrgyz News of December 14, 2001. The winner was to receive a prize of the equivalent of about $1,250 (A number was also given in Kyrgyz currency but this struck me as irrelevant since the contest was surely open to all nationalities of the Community). It said terms of the contest were on www.mpa.eurasec.org, but this link is now dead. I presume that this contest resulted in the current flag and emblem of Eurasec, but one can never be sure.