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In 1991 the president Dzhokhar Dudaev signed the decree about the creation of symbols of independent Ichkeria. The main Chechen emblem was a wolf. In 1995 the national symbols were changed: an oil derrick and a gear wheel were placed on the new COA. In August, 1996 the separatists restored Dudaev's symbols.
Grozny. Instituted on August 20, 1969.
The authors of blazon are N.P. Krymsky, V.N. Nikolaichik and G.A. Shatalov.
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