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Coat of arms and flag were adopted by Duma (municipal parliament) on
July, 17, 1996 (Decision No 219) The Flag is light-blue, 2:3, with argent
sailed ship (koch of tsar Peter’s times) in the centre. The ship
bears the white pennant with blue Andrew’s
cross. There are old municipal coat of arms
inside the green-black-green-black-green-black-green-black
ribbon (ribbon of the medal «For capture of Kaliningrad») in the
“centre” of the ship. Below the ship is a “wave” made
from amber. Authors of the flag: I. D. Bakrymov, E. I. Grigo, S. A. Kolevatova,
M. Yu. Medvedev.
Victor Lomantsov, 19 Jul 2000
By the look of it, this ship has a rudder. If I recall correctly a Kog
didn’t, it was still steered by oar. This would mean the
«koch of tsar Peter’s times» is really a different type
of trader. Unfortunately «tsar peter’s times» is a bit
inaccurate in this respect since Tsar Peter did modernize the Russian fleets.
I wonder what types of ships were used in his youth. Well, it probably comes
down to the Russian word the Duma used to describe the ship.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 20 Jul 2000
I have a slight vexillographic problem with this flag. The ensign of the
ship is blown in the opposite direction of the entire flag. That is not quite
satisfying, I think. (It seems to be inevitable problem where heraldry and
vexillology intersects, though.)
Ole Andersen, 19 Apr 2001
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