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In  the Codex  of  Legislation of  Republic of Belarus (N 1, 19.02.2004,  Section First,  Decrees  and orders of the President of Republic of Belarus)  is published (1/5305 on 12.02.2004 ) the Decree of the President of Republic of Belarus on February, 9, number 60 About establishment of official heraldic symbols of administratively - territorial units of  Region of Vitebsk.
This decree has established coats of  arms and flags  of  Vitebsk-city, and of settlements of Vidzy and Druya in District of Braslav and Kopys in District of Orsha; of coats of arms of Disna-city  in District of Mior, settlements of  Vetrino in District of Polotsk,  Podsvilie in District of  Gluboksky and of Ulla in District of Beshenkovichy.
The flag of Vitebsk-city represents a rectangular cloth of blue color with a ratio of the sides 1:2. Only in  the centre of a obverse side of the flag, the coat of arms of city of Vitebsk-city are placed.
The coat of arms of  Vitebsk-city  are: on a blue field of a Spanish shield, there is an image of the Savior in a profile, under him placed naked red sword. Angels are supporters.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 20 March 2004

Vitebsk is quite well-known to certain sections of the general public as it was the birthplace of the great 20th Century artist Marc Chagall, and it figures in many of his works.
Ron Lahav, 6 May 2005

Vitebsk - Russian name of the city, Vicebsk - Byelorussian name of the city. In Soviet time all city names in USSR were transliterated to Latin characters from Russian spelling. After independence of Belarus the Byelorussian spelling "Vicebsk" became more popular in transliterating.
Victor Lomantsov, 6 May 2005