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Kostroma city (Kostroma reg., Russia)

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Kostroma city flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, Johnny Andersson and António Martins, 08 Jun 2007
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About the flag

The flag of Kostroma city is of ratio 2:3, divided along horizontal into 4 stripes — blue, yellow, white and dark-blue, that occupy respectively 2/3, 1/12, 1/12 and 1/6 of the width; on the upper stripe, near the hoist, is reproduced the yellow galley with the white sails and the emperor standard developed from the pole. The sequence of the arrangement of the colored horizontal strips of flag symbolizes the panorama of ancient Russian Volga city, in this case:

  • blue - sky,
  • golden - the cupola of temples,
  • white - the architecture of city,
  • dark-blue - Volga river.
Pascal Gross, 18 Mar 2003

The flag and coat of arms of Kostroma-city, center of Region of Kostroma, adopted on August, 22 2002, solutions of Duma (municipal council) of Kostroma-city from August 22, 2002 #153 (flag) and #154 (coat of arms). The flag horizontally divided in azur (light blue), yellow, white and blue (dark blue) as 4:1:1:2. In azur stripe at the staff replaced a coat of arms of Kostroma-city. This coat of arms was first affirmed to Kostroma-city by the Empress Ekaterine Second Great on 24 Oct 1767 and is again affirmed by Duma of Kostroma-city on August 22, 2002.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 30 Dec 2002

Kostroma city flag is made of four horizontal stripes: light blue, golden yellow, white, and blue. These colors are said to stand respectively for the sky, the golden domes of the local churches, their walls, and the Volga river. These are also the colors of the city coat-or-arms, (Source: Russian TV channel Kulhtura)
António Martins, 21 Dec 1999

The Kostroma city flag with four stripes, as shown by Cultura TV channel, is to be with no lawfull status. So is unofficial and never used.
Vad Repin, 17 Nov 2000

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