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Surgut city (Yugra, Russia)

g. Surgut

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г. Сургут

Surgut city flag
image by António Martins, 01 Nov 2000 | reconstruction
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About the flag

My father just returned from a trip to Siberia and I might have some info on flags in Surgut region. Surgut is a city in Khanty-Mansi AO, on bands of river Ob, founded some 400 years ago as military outpost, but later on almost abandoned until it were found rich sources or natural gas and oil in the region. According to my father, the flag of the city is red with the coat of arms in the middle. However, there was no time to notice any details regarding it, as weather the ornament around the shield is used, the relative size of the coat of arms in flag etc.
Željko Heimer, 12 Jul 2000

I think this reconstruction (without ribbons and crown) is correct. The original arms of Surgut (adopted 1785) were without ribbons and crown too.
Victor Lomantsov, 07 Oct 2000

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of Surgut is recorded by N. N. Speransov [spe74] being divided horizontally, in chief the arms of Tobolsk, and in base in golden a fox proper running over a green base. The Tobolsk arms are blue with a golden “piramid” flanked with six red flags and two helebards. It is used in quite many of Russian coats of arms of the same period (cf. city of Omsk).
Željko Heimer, 12 Jul 2000

The coat of arms of Surgut was adopted in March 17th 1785. The fox in bottom part of the shield is really “proper”, but not the usual (orange) fox, it’s rather a silver fox — very beautiful animal with black fur.
Victor Lomantsov, 12 Jul 2000 and 07 Oct 2000

The image at shows an orange animal, but it would not be the first zoological incorrection of the moscuvite heraldic authorities when dealing with siberian and far-eastern motifs…
by António Martins, 01 Nov 2000

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