The National Coat of Arms of the Republic of Karelia is a rectangle on top of a semicircular bottom. It is thrice crossed in equal parts
with the colors of the National Flag of Karelia shield with
a profile of a standing black bear. The golden frame
of the shield comes into stylized image of a fir-tree on the left
and a pine-tree on the right. In the upper part of the shield there is
an octagonal star (doubled cross) of gold.
Source: The Constitution of the Republic of Karelia, paragraph 13.
Author of the Coat of Arms - Yu.S.Nivin.