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The Law on flag was adopted by Moscow Regional Duma (decision #5/155) on 3
dec 1997, but the governor was against it. He did not signed the Law, and Law
did not took it into power. Flags were not made. On 9 march 1999 Governor (A.
S. Tyazhlov), after consultation with historicians, signed the Law at last (1,5
years later!!). After this date new flags were made and hoisted near buildings
of regional Duma and regional Administration.
Victor Lomantsov, 07 Apr 2000
The coat of arms of Moscow Region is the coat of arms
of City of Moscow (St. George)
directed in the opposite side. Flag is red background with
St. George in canton.
Nikolay Khimenkov, 08 Apr 1999
translated by John Ayer, 25 Feb 2000 On July, 15, 2005 the governor of the Region of Moscow Mr. Boris Gromov has signed two regional laws of the Region of Moscow: "About the Coat of Arms of the Region of Moscow" (this law has received number 183/2005-OZ) and "About the Flag of the Region of Moscow" (number 184/2005-OZ), which have been adopted on July, 6, 2005 by the Moscow regional Duma (decisions 9/146-P and 10/146-P, accordingly).
Law Of Moscow Region
On The Coat Of Arms And Flag Of Moscow Region
(adopted by decision of the Moscow Regional Council, 3 December 1997 #5/155)
Chapter III. The flag of Moscow Region
Article 8. The flag of Moscow Region is a rectangular bunting with a ratio of breadth to length of 2:3, red in color, with a two-sided representation in the upper hoist corner of the basic element of the coat of arms of Moscow Region, St. George the Victorious, facing the hoist. The width of the representation of the basic element of the coat of arms on the flag of Moscow Region should be 1/5 part of the length of the flag.
In new coat of arms of the Region of Moscow external
details are added to the coat of arms of the Region of Moscow of 1999 as a
gold imperial crown from the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation
and three tapes of an soviet award (order) of Lenin (which the Region of
Moscow has been awarded in 1934, 1956 and 1966). In a basis of this coat of
arms is the coat of arms of the Governorat (guberniya, in Russian) of Moscow
of 1856, which has an ancient origin lays.
The version of the full coat of arms of the Moscow Region is developed by
author's group of Union of heraldistes of Russia (UHR): idea - Mr.Konstantin
Mochenov (leader of UHR),substantiation of symbolics, computer the
schedule - Mdm.Galina Tunik, the artist - Mr.Robert Malanichev, computer
design - Ms.Oxana Afanasieva
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 3 Aug 2005
The smaller shields with the arms of other towns of the oblast are:
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