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Vynnytsa (Vynnyitsa Oblast, Ukraine)


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from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

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The Gonfalon

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
In May 16, 1993 by the decision of the session of the town council a gonfalon was approved: a rectangular canvas with a ratio of the sides: 1:1. In a red field there is an image of the coat of arms of town. Three sides of gonfalon (except the side near a flagstaff) have an edging of equilateral white triangles with width of 1/8 of width of the gonfalon. The author is J.Legun.
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

Coat of Arms

Small Coat of Arms

from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
On the 16th of May 1993 town council session confirmed (resolution No.28) a small emblem: in the gules field an argent cross, the lower part of which is recercely, to the left and to the right; under it - sabers in cross with their edges out.
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

Big Coat of Arms

from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

The city

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
City in Vinnytsa Oblast. The first mention refers to 1363 when it was a Lithuanian fortress. The name is connected with Old Russian word "vino" (wine) - ransom, dowry.In 1640 Vladyslav IV granted the Magdeburg Right and an emblem - two sabers and a hook. The crampony cross was used on town seals during 300 years.
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

my ancient encyclopedia says, under the heading "Magdeburg", "Magdeburg became a flourishing commercial town during the 13th century, and was an important member of the Hanseatic League..."Magdeburg law" (Magdeburger Recht), securing the administrative independence of municipalities, was widely adopted." Perhaps where the source says "was given Magdeburg right" we should translate "received the right of civic self-government" or something similar.
John Ayer 8 July 1999

Victor Louis, in 'The Complete Guide to the Soviet Union', 1991, states: 'Vinnitsa's name probably derives from the old Slavic word "vyeno" meaning "ransom" or "transferred property".
Jarig Bakker 10 July 1999

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