- Briefly about the Rostov region
- Coat of arms of the Rostov region
- Flag of the Rostov Region
- The semantics of the colors of the flag of the Rostov region
- Glorious city of Rostov: photo, flag and emblem of the city
Each of the subjects of the Russian Federation has its own history, which is reflected in its semantics. The coat of arms and the flag of the Rostov region - what are they? And what's the point in them? On the main characters of this area and will be discussed in this article.
Briefly about the Rostov region
An administrative unit called "Rostov Region" was created in 1937. It is located in the extreme south-west of our homeland. The capital of the region is the glorious city of Rostov-on-Don.
The relief of the region is flat with average heights of 150-200 meters. The territory is densely indented with beams and ravines, which create beautiful landscapes in some places! The hydrographic grid of the region is represented by the largest European river Don, as well as its largest tributaries - the Manych and the Seversky Donets. Within the region there is a huge artificial lake - Tsimlyanskoe reservoir. In the west, the region has access to the shallowest sea of the planet - the Azov Sea.
The territory of the Rostov region is characterized by a classic temperate continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters with frequent severe frosts. Rainfall per year falls slightly (300-500 mm), with most of them in the summer season.
A peculiar symbol of the Rostov region is the steppe. There are very few forests here, they make up about 2.8% of the total territory.
4.3 million people live in the Rostov region. By the way, this is more than in many European countries. This region is multinational and multicultural. So, here you can hear both Russian and Ukrainian or Armenian. Over a hundred different nationalities live peacefully on this beautiful land.
Now let's take a look at the main symbols of this region. The coat of arms, the flag of the Rostov region - what are they? And what is their story?
Coat of arms of the Rostov region
Consider first the coat of arms of the Rostov region. It is represented by a traditional heraldic shield. On it, on a blue background, depicts a silver pillar with a red castle wall, consisting of three towers, and with a golden wheat spikelet below. On the sides relative to the pillar are the historical Don Kleynods (cross-wise): pernach, boby's tail, horsetail (on the left side) and mace, fish pit and horsetail (on the right side).
From above, the shield is guarded by a large two-headed eagle in black with three Russian royal crowns decorated with blue ribbons. Behind the wings of an eagle, one can also see flag flags of the region.
This wonderful coat of arms was designed by Alexei Kurmanovsky and approved in 1996. The basis for it was the historical coat of arms of the Great Don Army.
Flag of the Rostov Region
The second symbol of the region, as you have already noticed, is also present on the official coat of arms of the region.
The flag of the Rostov region (you can see the photo below) was "born" as far back as May 1918. But it was officially approved on October 28, 1996, together with the coat of arms.
The flag of the Rostov region was designed by the ataman of the Great Don Army. It has a traditional rectangular shape (two to three aspect ratio) and consists of three horizontal stripes and one vertical - white (left). The top flag strip is blue, the middle one is yellow, and the bottom one is red. All horizontal stripes of the flag are equivalent in size.
A vertical white strip on the left, at the flag pole, was added already in our time, in 1996. It occupies 20 percent of the entire width of the cloth.
The semantics of the colors of the flag of the Rostov region
What do the colors of the banner of the region symbolize? What is the significance of the flag of the Rostov region?
The meaning of the colors of this symbol consists in the identification of those peoples who from the very beginning settled these lands near the Don. Thus, the blue bar on the flag symbolizes the Don Cossacks, the yellow one - the Kalmyks, and the red one - the Russians. Thus, the colors of the flag in the complex symbolize unity and understanding between all the peoples inhabiting the region. After all, at the moment, there are Ukrainians, Armenians, Azerbaijanis, and other peoples.
But what does the vertical white strip, which was added to the flag of the Rostov region in 1996? It turns out that the white strip is nothing more than a symbol of the unity of the Rostov region with the other parts of the Russian Federation formed after the collapse of the USSR.
Glorious city of Rostov: photo, flag and emblem of the city
Rostov-on-Don is the administrative center of the region, a major city in the country with a population of over one million people (2.8 million, given the number of residents in the entire Rostov agglomeration).
Rostov-on-Don is often called the "southern capital" of Russia. This is a very important scientific, cultural and industrial center of the Russian Federation. Its role is also significant in transport. In fact, Rostov-on-Don links Russia in the north with the Caucasus region in the south. The city on the Don was founded in 1749 and has a glorious history.
Of course, the city of Rostov has its official symbols: the flag and the coat of arms.
The city flag is a cloth of the traditional size (2: 3), which is exactly in the middle divided by a vertical line into two parts. The left is blue and the right is red. The blue color symbolizes the glory and honor of the Rostovites, and the red color - their strength and courage, manifested many times both in the fields of various battles and in the fields of agricultural, as well as in the walls of urban factories.
In the center of the city flag there is a shield of the small coat of arms of Rostov: on the left - a defensive tower in two tiers and with shuttered gates, and on the right - the coat of armor of an ancient warrior with a helmet, bow and spear. The small coat of arms is edged with a white line.
The same shield is also depicted on the city’s large emblem. From above it is crowned with a large royal crown and on both sides is decorated with a green oak branch, into which a ribbon of red color is woven.
The emblem of the city of Rostov was officially approved in 1996, and the flag - two years later - in 1998.
The Rostov region of Russia is a kind of cultural "mix" of various peoples and ethnic groups that has developed historically. And all these peoples live in peace and full understanding with each other. And it is this feature that is incorporated and displayed in the official symbols of the region.