The black or grey wolf is a symbol of [pan]Turkish Nationalists. But it is also a Chechen National symbol which characterizes the Chechen character.
The first wolf and the flag design was painted by Yushaev Sultan a Chechen from Hasav-Yurt. Later, the wolf was taken out of the Chechen flag as Islam bans putting animals or anything which has soul in it on the National symbols or even painting them.
The Chechen flag is also nicknamed the ’the lone wolf flag’