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The Law on flag was adopted by Moscow Regional Duma (decision #5/155) on 3
dec 1997, but the governor was against it. He did not signed the Law, and Law
did not took it into power. Flags were not made. On 9 march 1999 Governor (A.
S. Tyazhlov), after consultation with historicians, signed the Law at last (1,5
years later!!). After this date new flags were made and hoisted near buildings
of regional Duma and regional Administration.
Victor Lomantsov, 07 Apr 2000
The coat of arms of Moscow Region is the coat of arms
of City of Moscow (St. George)
directed in the opposite side. Flag is red background with
St. George in canton.
Nikolay Khimenkov, 08 Apr 1999
translated by John Ayer, 25 Feb 2000
Law Of Moscow Region
On The Coat Of Arms And Flag Of Moscow Region
(adopted by decision of the Moscow Regional Council, 3 December 1997 #5/155)
Chapter III. The flag of Moscow Region
Article 8. The flag of Moscow Region is a rectangular bunting with a ratio of breadth to length of 2:3, red in color, with a two-sided representation in the upper hoist corner of the basic element of the coat of arms of Moscow Region, St. George the Victorious, facing the hoist. The width of the representation of the basic element of the coat of arms on the flag of Moscow Region should be 1/5 part of the length of the flag.
The smaller shields with the arms of other towns of the oblast are: