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Rybnitsa (Moldova)


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[flag of Rybnitsa] image located by Jose Antonio Jimenez Ruiz, 25 May 2019

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Presentation on Rybnitsa

Rybnitsa (RÓbnița) is a city in Moldova, under the administration of the breakaway government of Transdnistria. According to the 2004 Census in Transdnistria, it has a population of 53,648. Rybnitsa is situated in the northern half of Transdnistria, on the left bank of the Dniester, and separated from the river by a concrete dam. The city is the seat of the Rybnitsa District.
Jose Antonio Jimenez Ruiz, 25 May 2019


The flag of Ribnitsa is a rectangular blue cloth with two stripes of white and a strip of green and the emblem in the center of the flag.

Blue color means truth, authority, loyalty, reliability.
Green - life, hope, balance growth.
White - purity, trust, innocence.
Golden - openness, novelty, radiance, well-being.

Jose Antonio Jimenez Ruiz, 25 May 2019


[shield of Rybnitsa] image located by Jose Antonio Jimenez Ruiz, 25 May 2019

The flag and arms of Rybnitsa were approved on 30 October 2003 by the Presidium of the City of Rybnitsa and the District Council of Peopleís Deputies.

The emblem of Rybnitsa is composed of a shield with golden yellow (inner) and red (outer) outlines. The shield's field reproduces the flag's color scheme. Archangel Michael is featured in golden yellow, with red outline. The shield's base is inscribed with "1628", the year the town was founded.

Archangel Michael, a warrior and justice administrator, is a symbol of  virtue. Called in Scripture ďthe PrinceĒ, ďthe Leader of the Host of the LordĒ, Michael is portrayed as the main fighter against the devil and all lawlessness among the people. Hence his church name, ďArchangelĒ, that is, "the Elder Warrior", "the Leader". On icons, he is depicted holding a fiery sword in his hand, or with a spear overthrowing the devil. In the beginning of the 4th century, the Church established 21 November as the Feast of the ďCouncilĒ (the totality) of Holy Angels, presided by Archangel Michael.
Ivan Sache, 28 May 2019