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Podporozhye District coat of arms and flag, the

Subject / Heraldry

The Podporozhye District's coat of arms and flag are approved officially with the decision of the Representative Assembly of the Municipal Union “Podporozhskiy rayon” (The Podporozhye District) of 21 April 2004, No. 152 and No. 153. The heraldic description of the coat of arms: ”Within a divided and scaly traversed with green and silver field there is a golden river anchor with four blades and an azure rudder that are put crosswise on the field. Above of them there is a diamond-shaped cross with faded corners. The cross changes the color from gold to azure.” The river anchor is a symbol of the hope, and the rudder is a symbol of the pilots. These symbols were on the coat of arms of the town of Borovichi. The diamond-shaped cross symbolizes rich traditions of wooden architecture of the Svir Region. The cutting and scaly crossing of the coat of arms points to the geographic location of the district in the navigable River Svir. The silver parts of the coat of arms remember about the Svir’s rapids where the first settlement was founded and also about pools of the Verhnesvirskaya Hydroelectric Power Station. The flag is a rectangle sheet that is divided into four unequal parts: green and white parts by the flagstaff and white and green parts on the other side. The figures of the yellow river anchor, blue rudder and the diamond-shaped cross with empty corners from the emblem arrangements are displaced to the flagstaff. The horizontal dividing of the flag is scaly. The coat of arms was registered in the State Heraldic Register of the Russian Federation under the No. 1453, and the flag was registered under the No. 1454.

Tripolskaya, Anna Aleksandrovna

Neighbouring Territories/Novgorod Oblast, the/Borovichi Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Podporozhye District
Historical Toponyms/Prisvirsky Krai
Topographical landmarks/Svir River, the

Борисов И.В., Козина Е.Н. Геральдика России. М., 2005., С. 174.

Subject Index
Verlhnesvirskaya hydroelectric power station

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