Last modified: 2002-12-28 by ivan sache
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by Jens Pattke
This flag was seen in an exhibition of socialist partner cities of Dresden (then in German Democratic Republic), in the beginning of the 1980s.
However, this flag was not necessarily the official city flag of Skopje. Among the other flags shown in the exhibition, the flag of Leningrad was striking. That flag was a white cloth, with he coat of arms (from the Soviet time) in the middle. I am not aware that the City of Leningrad had a flag. It was common in the GDR to put the municipal coat of arms on a white cloth if there was not any official city flag. The organizer of the exhibition perhaps helped himself so. The flags of Usti (Czech Republic), Wroclaw (Poland) and Dresden shown in the exhibition were the known flags with pre-1990 arms.
Jens Pattke, 3 February 2002
The emblem must have been adopted in the 1950s or even before. In any case it was shown on 1969 postage stamps of Yugoslavia.
Zeljko Heimer, 3 February 2002