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Ryazan’ Region (Russia)

Ra^zanskaa^ oblasth

Last modified: 2003-01-25 by antonio martins
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[Flag of Ryazan’ Region]
by and Pascal Gross, 10 Oct 2000
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Presentation of Ryazan’ Region

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  • Name (english): Ryazan’ Region • (russian): Рязанская область | Râzanskaâ oblasth
  • Capital (russian): Рязань | Râzanh • (english): Ryazan’
  • Area: 39 600 km2 (≅15 300 sq.mi.) • Population: 1 269 200 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Central Region • Economic region: Center (central European Russia)
  • License plate code: 62 • Ham radio code: RA • ISO 3166-2 code: RYA
  • Flag adopted on 2000 • Coat of arms adopted on 1997.08.06

Description of the flag

Ryazan’ Region now has the flag — three horizonthal stripes: white, gold, red and a figure of ancient prince of Ryazan’ (“knyaz”) in the centre, according to Yuri Rocich. Anyway, it's not certain that Yury knows exactly how the flag look like (proportion of the figure of the prince, is there a shield behind the figure, etc.). Unfortunately, all the Ryazan’ websites don’t speak about the flag nor show any image, it’s hard to find something to confirm this information.
Victor Lomantsov, 31 Aug 2000 and 03 Oct 2000

Coat of arms

Regional Duma (parliament) adopted the coat of arms on 6, august, 1997. It was the shield only. On 24, june, 1998 the Duma readopted the coat of arms with supporters, crown, mantle etc. Author of the drawing is Michail Shelkovenko. Main element of the coat of arms — ancient prince ("knyaz") with sword and sheath (firstly displayed as coat of arms of Ryazan’ land in XVII c.). Ryazan’ was a sovereign state ("knyazhestvo") before union with Moscow. Supporters — two horses. Horse was the symbol of Ryazan’ on State Seal of czar Ivan the Terrible (XVI cent.). The coat of arms of the city, since 1779 to today, is the same (only the shield, without supporters, mantle, etc.).
Victor Lomantsov, 31 Aug 2000