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Vorkuta city (Komi, Russia)

g. Vorkuta / r. Vörkuta

Last modified: 2011-10-01 by andrew weeks
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г. Воркута / р. Вӧркута / 𐍠. 𐍮𐍪𐍠𐍚𐍣𐍢𐍐

Flag of Vorkuta city
image by Pascal Gross, 14 Mar 2003
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About Vorkuta

Vorkuta is a coal mining city up in the Polar Circle and most of its inhabitants are Russians, not Komis. That explains the “double loyalty” implied in the flag design.
António Martins, 09 Mar 2003


About the flag

Though the stripped area may appear quite tasteless and randomly chosen, it is nothing more than the three stripes of the russian national (federal) flag, on the upper part, and the three stripes of the komian republic flag, on the bottom part: white-blue-red and blue-green-white. It doesn’t look great, but it sure has a meaning.
António Martins, 09 Mar 2003

As for the coat of arms on the hoist triangle (which, should have been made anything but white!), I wander how the law words its color, clearly darker than the “dark” blue of the stripes.
António Martins, 09 Mar 2003


Coat of Arms

CoA of Vorkuta city image by Pascal Gross, 14 Mar 2003

City CoA can be found with much better detail on line at http://www.usmra.com/members/rustam/070400/index.html. The image was originally 216 px high, which is quite considerate. Attached ru-11)vo.gif, with a deer leaping over a coal mine, along with city name and stylized antlers as in the flag of Yugra.


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