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Kemerovo Region (Russia)

Kemerovskaâ oblasth

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Кемеровская область

Flag of Kemerovo Region
image by Pascal Gross, 08 Oct 2002
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Presentation of Kemerovo Region

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  • Name (english): Kemerovo Region • (russian): Кемеровская область | Kemerovskaâ oblasth
  • Capital: Кемерово | Kemerovo • (former name): Ŝelkov | Шелков (<1932)
  • Area: 95 500 km2 (≅36 900 sq.mi.) • Population: 2 967 700 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Siberia • Economic region: West Siberia
  • License plate code: 42 • Ham radio code: KE • ISO 3166-2 code: KEM
  • Flag adopted on 2002.06.07 • Coat of arms adopted on 2002.06.07

Kemerovo Region is the homeland of the Shor people (Ŝorcy, in russian), one of the largest russian peoples without it’s own republic or autonomous district.
António Martins, 18 Feb 1999


Description of the flag

Flag is blue and red vertically (1:2), flag ratio 1:2.
Jan Zrzavy, 07 Oct 2002

At the Kemerovo.SU website there are images of arms and flag of Kemerovo oblast and, if I understand correctly, these symbols have been adopted 07.06.2002.
Pascal Gross, 07 Oct 2002

Sergei Sherniakov, of the Heraldic comitee of Perm Region, reports that the adoption date of the Kemerovo oblast flag is rather 29 May 2002.
Jaume Ollé, 02 Sep 2003


Standards of the Governor

At the end of 90 acceptance of standart the governor was extended. Such standarts were accepted in the Kemerovo area.
Sergey Filatov, 10 Oct 2005

Most of these flags are squarish (about 11:12), rigid and fringed variants of the region (Governors) or Republic (Presidents) flags with the regional emblem over all.
António Martins, 02 Oct 2005

The Decision from June, 26, 2002, Nº 1593, of Council of People’s Deputies of the Kemerovo Area, About Standart of the Governor of the Kemerovo Region and Honourable Standart of the Governor of the Kemerovo Region:

3. Standart represents the square panel executed in color scale, identical to colors of a flag of the Kemerovo area. In the centre of standart images of elements of symbolic of the arms of the Kemerovo area are placed and the heraldic symbols personifying the status of the Governor of the Kemerovo area and Signs consisting of an image Divine Scold as the patroness of the Kemerovo area, a tape of an award of Miner’s Glory I of a degree and framing the central part of the image of wheat ears (appendix Nº1).

11. Honourable standart represents a square panel (70×70 cm), 90 degrees pointed from top to bottom under a corner. The color scale and the heraldic symbols represented on honorable standart, correspond (meet) to colors and images of standart of the Governor of the Kemerovo area (appendix Nº2). On edges standart it is decorated with a fringe, from below — a brush of golden color. On the back sewing of golden color executes an inscription "Honourable standart of the Governor of the Kemerovo area".

Sergey Filatov, 10 Oct 2005


Coat of arms detail

CoA of Kemerovo Region
image by Jens Pattke, 07 Oct 2002

The shield has its central part black, lower part green, and two upper triangles are red, the fields are spearated by golden lines.
Jan Zrzavy, 07 Oct 2002

The other parts of the coat of arms are golden.
Pascal Gross, 07 Oct 2002

According to text of Law: «Lower part of the wreath tied with ribbon of Lenin Order. »…« Date of foundation of the Kemerovo oblast, 1943, written on central part of ORDER’S RIBBON» Ribbon of Lenin Order is red with two thin gold stripes on each edge.
Victor Lomantsov, 08 Oct 2002

At www.web.kuzbassnet.ru/ger_ksb.shtm there is information about the former arms of the oblast, adopted in 1994, together with an undocumented flag design.
Victor Lomantsov, 23 Dec 2002


Kuzbas flag proposal?

Unknown Kemerovo flag
image by António Martins, 18 Feb 1999

A page at Kuzbassnet.RU (I don’t know how official this website is) the white-black-green flag is pictured together with a coat of arms totally different from the official one.
Pascal Gross, 07 Oct 2002

It is arms of the oblast, adopted in 1994.
Victor Lomantsov, 23 Dec 2002

This flag design uses the same colors as the official “emblem” of Kemerovo city (which is very different from its flag), available at the municipal website.
António Martins, 04 Oct 2006

In the accompanying text, there is no info about approving these symbols of the Kemerovo Region. I guess that the white-black-green tricolore is somebody’s personal invention — a combination of the “traditional” (= civil war) flag of Siberia (white over green) with a black stripe (standing for coal industry)…
Jan Zrzavy, 07 Oct 2002 and 09 Oct 2002

This flag is clearly a variant of the siberian colors, consisting of unequal stripes of white (5) black (2) and green (5), with a ratio of 3:5. About the meaning of the superimposed black stripe I can only speculate that it relates to coal, being the north of this region very industrialized and harbouring a large coal mining basin — kuzbas.
António Martins, 18 Feb 1999

I notice that this flag design uses the same colors as the official “emblem” of Kemerovo city (which is very different from its flag), available at the municipal website.
António Martins, 09 Oct 2006


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