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Vladimir Region (Russia)

Vladimirskaâ oblasth

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Владимирская область

Flag of Vladimir region image by Tomislav Šipek, 29 March 2020
See also: External links:
  • Regional Government website with a pages about the flag and the coat of arms
    reported by Mello Luchtenberg, 23 Nov 2002

Presentation of Vladimir Region

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  • Name (English): Vladimir Region • (Russian): Владимирская область | Vladimirskaâ oblasth
  • Capital: Владимир | Vladimir
  • Area: 29 000 km² (~11 200 sq.mi.) • Population: 1 594 200 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Central Region • Economic region: Center (central European Russia)
  • License plate code: 33 • Ham radio code: VL • ISO 3166-2 code: VLA
  • Flag adopted on 1999.04.28 • Coat of arms adopted on unkn. date

Description of the flag

Summary Law Of Vladimir Region “On The Flag Of Vladimir Region” (adopted by the State Council of V.R. 28.04.99)

The flag of Vladimir Region is red rectangular bunting with light-blue strip at the hoist and width of one is equal to 1/8 of flag-length. The ratio of the breadth of the flag to its length is 1:2. In the middle of upper part of blue strip the Hammer and Sickle are placed. In the middle of red strip the gold image of coat of arms is placed, the width of one is 1/3 part of flag-length.
Michael Simakov, 25 January 2000

The hammer and sickle are rendered starless.
António Martins, 11 December 2002

Yet another R.S.F.S.R.-influenced flag.
António Martins, 20 July 2006


detail of the flag image by António Martins, 11 December 2002

I don’t fully understand why there should be a golden leopard on a golden coat of arms?
Dirk Schönberger, 31 January 2000

The legal wording «gold image of coat of arms» is apparently to be enforced this way: with the blue ribbon still visible as such, all the rest to be rendered in a yellow on red silhouette, and the charges of the coat of arms to be shown golden lined black on yellow — note the two shades of yellow (golden and yellow proper) and the way the coat of arms is depicted using normal yellow for heraldic gold, while on the flag image it is changed to dark yellow.
António Martins, 11 December 2002

Variant with red shield

Flag of Vladimir region image by Tomislav Šipek, 29 March 2020

Flag 1999-2017

Flag of Vladimir region image by Tomislav Šipek, 29 March 2020

Standard of the Governor

At the end of 90 acceptance of standard the governor was extended. Such standards were accepted in the Vladimir area.
Sergey Filatov, 10 October 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 October 2005

Previous flag

Old flag image by Arcady A. Petrov and Pascal Gross, 26 Apr 1999

I have no information about the status of the plain red flag with coat of arms but, considering that the adoption date of the new flag is 28.04.99, one could guess that it was simply the official flag until that date.
Pascal Gross, 02 February 2000

The [former] flag of Vladimir oblast is very similar to the Vladimir city: red with coat of arms in center. The coat of arms is the crowned lion. Around shield there’s a golden wreath with ribbon and above shield there’s a imperial golden crown.
Jaume Ollé,, 24 April 1999

According to Mr. Arcady A. Petrov, from the Vladimir oblast website, the ratio is 1:2.
Pascal Gross, 26 April 1999

Coat of arms

Arms of Vladimir region image by António Martins, 11 December 2002

Vladimir 1781: gules a lion rampant guardant or langued and armed azure crowned with an open royal crown holding a patriarchal cross argent.
Santiago Dotor, 18 December 1998

The current regional coat of arms includes also an imperial crown and Alexander (blue) ribbon.
António Martins, 11 December 2002