The description of the arms of Jewish Autonomous Oblast: "The Coat of Arms of Jewish Autonomous Oblast
represents a heraldic French shield (ratio of width to height of 8:9) aquamarine colours, at
upper and bottom of which the narrow horizontal strips consisting of white, light-blue and white
strips, equal among themselves on width making
heights of the arms, and symbolizing rivers Bira and Bidzhan are located. In center of the arms
the gold ussurian tiger with black stripes according to natural colouring is represented. The
figure of a tiger is turned to the right from the spectator, that specifies a unusual history
and original path of development of Oblast".