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we can see the flag of Khanty-Mansiysk, capital city of
Khanti-Mansy autonomous okrug. The image of the arms is available at
Pascal Gross, 12 Dec 2000
The flag of the town of Khanty-Mansiysk is a rectangular width divided
into the three equal stripes horizontally (the upper stripe is blue; the
central stripe is white; the lower stripe is green) with the element in the
left upper part of the composition representing the white bird (white crane)
with the outspread wings taken from the emblem of the town of Khanty-Mansiysk.
Against the blue background above the white bird there are three white flakes
of snow. The ratio of the height of the flag (staff) to the total length is
1:2. The ratio of the distance from the staff to the geometric centre of the
image of the white bird, the width and height of the image of the white bird
is respectively 3 : 4,11 : 40,1 : 8. With the vertical location (handing up,
reproduction) of the flag the blue stripe is located to the left from a
spectator. The symbology of the flag of the town reproduces the symbology
of the emblem of the town.
Dov Gutterman, 19 Oct 2002, quoting from http://www.hmao.wsnet.ru/english/powerE/common/chm/flag.htm
This flag is at
Jens Pattke, 31 May 2002
there is the flag of the city of Megion in Khanty-Mansy AO. The flag, of 2:3
ratio, is white and green, the white part being delimitated by a line starting
from the bottom left corner and reaching the middle of the flag at the top.
Inside the white part there is a black sable (Martes zibelina) — in
heraldry, a Sable Sable! Home page of the city of Megion can be reached at
Pascal Gross, 30 May 2002
My father just returned from a trip to Siberia and I might have some
info on flags in Surgut region. Surgut is a city in Khanty-Mansi AO, on
bands of river Ob, founded some 400 years ago as military outpost, but
later on almost abandoned until it were found rich sources or natural gas
and oil in the region. According to my father, the flag of the city is red
with the coat of arms in the middle. However, there
was no time to notice any details regarding it, as weather the ornament around
the shield is used, the relative size of the coat of arms in flag etc.
Zeljko Heimer, 12 Jul 2000
I think this reconstruction (without ribbons and crown) is correct. The
original arms of Surgut (adopted 1785) were without
ribbons and crown too.
Victor Lomantsov, 07 Oct 2000
The coat of arms of Surgut is recorded by N. N. Speransov
[spe74] being divided horizontally, in
chief the arms of Tobolsk, and in base in golden a fox proper running
over a green base. The Tobolsk arms are blue with a golden “piramid”
flanked with six red flags and two helebards. It is used in quite many
of Russian coats of arms of the same period (cf. city of
Zeljko Heimer, 12 Jul 2000
The coat of arms of Surgut was adopted in March 17th 1785. The fox in bottom
part of the shield is really “proper”, but not the usual (orange) fox, it’s rather
a silver fox — very beautiful animal with black fur.
Victor Lomantsov, 12 Jul 2000 and 07 Oct 2000
The image at http://www.surgut.ru/history.htm
shows an orange animal, but it would not be the first zoological incorrection of the moscuvite
heraldic authorities when dealing with siberian and far-eastern motifs...
by António Martins, 01 Nov 2000