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Chelyabinsk Region (Russia)

(Челябинская обл

Last modified: 2002-12-20 by antonio martins
Keywords: chelyabinsk | simargl | camel |
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[Chel. reg. flag]
by Pascal Gross, 04 Feb 2002
See also: Other sites:
  • Official law texts of the symbolics of the Chelyabinsk Oblast: flag and arms
    reported by Jens Pattke, 22 Feb 2002
  • Law text (in Russian) about the adoption of the flag and arms of Chelyabinsk oblast.
    reported by Pascal Gross, 04 Feb 2002
  • Photo of the first raising of Chelyabinsk oblast flag on April 4, 2002
    reported by Pascal Gross, 24 Jun 2002

Presentation of Chelyabinsk Region

(Note: You need an Unicode-aware software and font to correctely view the cyrillic text on this page. See here transliteration details).

  • Name (english): Chelyabinsk Region • (russian): Челябинская область | Ĉelâbinskaâ oblasth
  • Capital (russian): Челябинск | Ĉelâbinsk • (english): Chelyabinsk
  • Area: 87 900 km2 (≅33 900 sq.mi.) • Population: 3 656 400 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Volga • Economic region: Ural
  • License plate code: 74 • Ham radio code: CB • ISO 3166-2 code: CHE
  • Flag adopted on 2001.12.27 • Coat of arms adopted on 2001.12.27

Description of the flag

Both symbols [flag and arms] have been adopted on December 27, 2001 during a meeting of the deputees of the regional legislative assembly. The flag is described having a red background with a camel (historical symbol) and a yellow stripe symbolizing the Ural mountains, their beauty and the richness of their subsoil.
Pascal Gross, 04 Feb 2002

According to this article, the regional flag was first hoisted on April 4, 2002.
Pascal Gross, 24 Jun 2002

Coat of arms

[Chel. reg. CoA]
by Pascal Gross, 04 Feb 2002

The depicted animal is clearly not the chimaera-like simargl reportedly adopted in 1999.
António Martins, 21 Nov 2002

No flag in 2000?

The information on Chelyabinsk Region is very poor. We know only that: In the end of 1999 the coat of arms was adopted. It consists of flying lion with dog’s head (named Simargl) and sables as supporters. The only avaliable laws are about contest (Regulation on contest and other not-interesting things).
Victor Lomantsov, 14 Feb 2000

Unofficial flag of 1992-1993

Unofficial flag of 1992-1993
by António Martins, 18 Apr 2000

In 1992 or 1993 some regions self upgraded to constituent republics, and used ephemeral unofficial flags. One of the main republics was Cheliabinsk, with flag blue - white - green.
Jaume Ollé, 15 Apr 2000

I’m sure that this flag is a fiction. I don’t know who is author... It was adopted never and existed never.
Victor Lomantsov, 17 Apr 2000

Would this have any thing to do with the (incorrect report of the) current flag of neighbouring Bashkiria?...
António Martins, 11 Oct 2002