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image by Zoltan Horvath, 24 April 2014
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I’d like to once again stress the point that
are two completely different cities,
both regional capitals. Novgorod was recently
renamed Velikiĭ Novgorod;
and Niẑniĭ Novgorod
was named Gorhkiĭ | Горький
(a.k.a. Gorky) from 1932 to
António Martins, 21 Feb 1999
"Niẑniĭ | Нижний"
means "Lower", "Velikiĭ |
Великий" means "Great".
Gvido Pētersons, 22 Feb 1999
There is no law about flag on the
regional web site yet.
Michael Simakov, 01 Mar 1999
Flag of Nizhniy Novgorod was adopted on 28 April 2005. Image of flag:
http://www.government-nnov.ru/?id=12512 (behind the governor)
Zoltan Horvath, 24 April 2014
At the end of 90 acceptance of standard the
governor was extended. Such standards were accepted in the Nizhniy
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
Argent a deer sable [maybe "proper"?].
Santiago Dotor, 17 Dec 1998
It looks like Russian heraldry is very much unlike that of other European
countries. It is not infrequent to find animals depicted with a very
realistic approach (and colours “proper”), instead of the typical heraldic
stylization and hues. Apparently also, there is a tendency to keep the
general elements of a coat of arms (a certain “charge” i.e.. animal, object etc.) but
this can vary as to position, attitude and even colour. Such is the case of
the Nizhniy Novgorod coat of arms. I have now seen all sorts of combinations: argent a
deer sable, argent a deer gules, gules a deer or, vert a deer
gules, and so on. By the way, is it a deer or rather a reindeer?
Santiago Dotor, 18 Dec 98