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Bogdanivka (Kyiv, Ukraine)


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image by Ivan Sache, 8 May 2006

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The Gonfalon

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"Gonfalon is a dark blue rectangular panel with white border, in the centre of wich are yellow eight-beam star with a red double cross. (<>)."
Dov Gutterman, 8 June 2003

Coat of Arms

image from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"In an azure shield with argent bordure is a or eight-beam star with a gules double cross. The emblem adorned by or decorative cartouche and crowned by an or rural crown. In christianity the guiding star means the heavenly index, Divine good fortune. As once the star has lead priests to the Christ birthplace, and the Foresight has lead the first monks-settlers in this district. A double cross is Christ monogram which unites the image of a cross and the letter X in itself. In pre-christian times the mark of a cross was known as a symbol of the Sun. Being the image of spokes of a solar wheel, it symbolized light and life. Argent border means an invisible wall which the God protects village from darkness and evil. (<>)."
Dov Gutterman, 8 June 2003

The Village

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"By the legends, village is siccessor of annalistic Mylatychoi hailstones in which monks lived - "on the land given by the God". Monastery settlement has arisen after 1072 and was found by the Pereyaslav bishop Sacred Efrem. The first written mention about village dated at 1616 when the village was re-found by Stepan Aksak."
Dov Gutterman, 8 June 2003