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Nizhniy Novgorod city (Russia)

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Last modified: 2020-02-28 by rob raeside
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Flag of NN city image by Tomislav Šipek, 26 January 2020

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Flag of Nizhniy Novgorod

In this image one can see a waving white flag with a red reindeer on a coat of arms. It portrays the coat of arms of Nizhniy Novgorod but with a golden laurel wreath instead of green, and the reindeer being red instead of brown as depicted.
Esteban Rivera, 28 February 2015

Flag of NN city image by António Martins, 24 April 2000

I’ve just arrived from a weekend in Nizhniy Novgorod, where I had been almost three years ago. That first time I saw the flag reported bellow, but now it seem to have disappeared, giving place to a white flag with the complete city coat of arms in full color — a vexillographic step back, in my humble opinion. I know not the legal standing of this flag, though I’m sure it stands for the city, not for the region, as the coat of arms details on this flag match those of the city and not those of the region (though both have the same heraldic charges).
António Martins, 24 April 2000

The flag of Nizhni Novgorod is a banner of arms.
Tomislav Šipek, 26 January 2020

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Flag of NN city image by António Martins, 23 June 1997

On 2:3 red the city’s coat of arms (shield only), red outlined yellow, a yellow deer. (NB: usually the coat of arms is brown on silver, only in the flag it is gold on red.) I made this image out of local observation, and drawn it from actual photos. I’m also not sure if it is the city’s or the region’s flag. I’m more inclined to suppose that it is the city’s because I saw it in early 1997, when most regions had not adopted flags yet, but I’m not really sure.
António Martins, 23 June 1997 and 18 February 1999

The coat of arms is exactly as described, but the flag is plain red with a red Samnitic shield outlined yellow in the middle and on it a yellow deer.
António Martins, 17 December 1998

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Avtozavodskiy Rayon

image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 September 2005

I just found something that surprised me. In Russia usually city rayons don't have proper coat of arms and flags, but emblems only. But it seems things are changing. On the official website of Avtozavodskiy rayon of the City of Nizhniy Novgorod in Nizhegorodskaya Oblast', in Russia, is shown a photo of the Head of Administration with three flags a front of him on a table. The first one (from his left) is Russian flag and the second and third are (obviously) the flags of the rayon. The flag is white with blue emblem in the middle and in red Cyrillic letters in Russian Avtozavodskiy rayon (probably) above the emblem. The emblem itself is shown in the upper left corner of the page.
Valentin Poposki, 2 September 2005