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Chelyabinsk Region (Russia)

Ĉelâbinskaâ oblasth

Last modified: 2021-08-26 by valentin poposki
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Челябинская область

Chel. reg. flag
image by Pascal Gross, 04 Feb 2002
See also: Other sites:
  • Official law texts of the symbolics of the Chelyabinsk Oblast: flag and arms
    reported by Jens Pattke, 22 Feb 2002
  • Law text (in Russian) about the adoption of the flag and arms of Chelyabinsk oblast.
    reported by Pascal Gross, 04 Feb 2002
  • Photo of the first raising of Chelyabinsk oblast flag on April 4, 2002
    reported by Pascal Gross, 24 Jun 2002

Presentation of Chelyabinsk Region

(Note: You need an Unicode-aware software and font to correctely view the cyrillic text on this page. See here transliteration details).

  • Name (english): Chelyabinsk Region • (russian): Челябинская область | Ĉelâbinskaâ oblasth
  • Capital (russian): Челябинск | Ĉelâbinsk • (english): Chelyabinsk
  • Area: 87 900 km2 (≅33 900 sq.mi.) • Population: 3 656 400 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Volga • Economic region: Ural
  • License plate code: 74 • Ham radio code: CB • ISO 3166-2 code: CHE
  • Flag adopted on 2001.12.27 • Coat of arms adopted on 2001.12.27

Description of the flag

Both symbols [flag and arms] have been adopted on December 27, 2001 during a meeting of the deputees of the regional legislative assembly. The flag is described having a red background with a camel (historical symbol) and a yellow stripe symbolizing the Ural mountains, their beauty and the richness of their subsoil.
Pascal Gross, 04 Feb 2002

According to this article, the regional flag was first hoisted on April 4, 2002.
Pascal Gross, 24 Jun 2002

Coat of arms

Chel. reg. CoA
image by Pascal Gross, 04 Feb 2002

A camel (Camelus bactrianus) is shown — clearly not the chimaera-like simargl reported in 1999.
António Martins, 22 Dec 2002

No flag in 2000

The information on Chelyabinsk Region is very poor. We know only that: In the end of 1999 a coat of arms was proposed. It consists of flying lion with dog’s head (named Simargl) and sables as supporters. The only avaliable laws are about contest (Regulation on contest and other not-interesting things).
Victor Lomantsov, 14 Feb 2000

Flag with simargl was not oficially adopted. It is only a project.
Victor Lomantsov, 23 Dec 2002

The beast portraited in the Nogai ethnical flag sure fits the description of this simargl — and though Daghestan (where the Nogai dwell) is some 1500 km SW of Chelyabinsk region, there may be a connection, as both Nogay and Bashkir (the second largest ethnical group in Chelyabinsk region, after the Russians) are (western) turkic (slim connection, shared with eight other peoples of the Russian Federation, but who knows…).
António Martins, 26 Dec 2002

Unofficial flag of 1992-1993

Unofficial flag of 1992-1993
image by António Martins, 18 Apr 2000

In 1992 or 1993 some regions self upgraded to constituent republics, and used ephemeral unofficial flags. One of the main republics was Cheliabinsk, with flag blue - white - green.
Jaume Ollé, 15 Apr 2000

I’m sure that this flag is a fiction. I don’t know who is author… It was adopted never and existed never.
Victor Lomantsov, 17 Apr 2000

Would this have any thing to do with (an incorrect report of) the current flag of neighbouring Bashkiria?…
António Martins, 11 Oct 2002