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The inconsistency in spelling between "Orel" and "Oryol" is a
difference in transliteration. The Russian letter is "e" with an
umlaut over it, pronounced and [usually] transliterated "yo".
Joseph McMillan, 26 Nov 2001
Most of the times Russians don’t write the "e+umlaut" letter, using a
simple "e" instead, causing that it is sometimes transcribed "Orel" (or
"Oryel") and others "Orël" (or "Oryol", "Orjol" etc.).
António Martins, 29 Nov 2002
Flag and arms of Orol Oblast officially adopted on July, 31st 2002.
The symbolic of the colors is described. More informations:
Jens Pattke, 11 Sep 2002
Appropriately, the an eagle shows on the coat of arms, since the word
"orël" means "eagle".
Joseph McMillan, 26 Nov 2001
The flag should have red with light blue stripe and arms in the
center. The arms are not those appearing at http://www.adm.orel.ru/,
as it seems that they have added a silver book and golden ears on a green
background in the lower part of the arms.
Pascal Gross, 11 Sep 2002
I’m quite sure that the blue stripe [based on the RSFSR
flag] is like that as we have already several other Russian flags of that
kind: Kostroma, Vladimir
and Voronezh, and also the city flag
Pascal Gross, 26 Nov 2001
The basis was undertaken the coat of arms of Orel province, affirmed by
sovereign by emperor in 1878, against the azure background fortress and gold
two-headed eagle. In general this winged symbol is present in the
coat of arms of Russia, and according to the
requirements of heraldry, other subjects cannot use it on their coats of arms.
For Orel an exception is made, since the image of an eagle appeared on our
coat of arms of more than hundred years ago. The lower part of the coat of
arms is devised in our time. Against a green background — gold ears and the
silver book, which symbolizes the literary traditions of Orel edge. As far as
the flag of Orel region is concerned, it is red width with the blue strip and
the coat of arms of region in the middle. The figures of coat of arms and flag
are approved by governor and chairmen of deputy commissions.
Pascal Gross, 26 Nov 2001, translating from http://www.kpv.ru/news/0207/25/orl_kult_2.shtml
Decision of Regional Duma on contest on symbols of the Region
#23/219-OD (11 april 1997). The contest must be started 20 april
1997 and finished 20 june 1997. No more details.
Victor Lomantsov, 26 Mar 2000
This is interesting, and not unique: they announce a competition and
then... nothing. I’d say that if it was officially over in june ’97, either
a flag would have been adopted in a short period afterwards, or some
official communication should be issued that no entry presented to the
jury fulfilled the requirementes and therefore no flag was adopted. (And
would this necessarily mean a new competition, with the same rules,
on a new date?...)
António Martins, 27 Mar 2000
are explanations about the symbols of the city of Orel.
Looking at the flag we can notice that there is some nostalgy towards the
soviet colours and symbols.
Pascal Gross, 11 Nov 2001
The second pro-soviet element is in the arms — historical arms had the
eagle crowned; modern ares are without the crown.
Victor Lomantsov, 12 Nov 2001
Considering that "орёл | orël" is
russian for "eagle", here’s another example of canting.
António Martins, 19 Nov 2002