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The old coat of arms of Pskov (28/05/1781) has been officially approved at
13/11/1992 by Pskov’s City Soviet of People’s deputies.
Michael Simakov, 05 Jul 2001
In the 1899 book Gerby Rossiyskoi Imperii
[ppw99] and there it was: Full
description of the arms, which feature a snow leopard
(in Russian, bars’).
Chrystian Kretowicz, 30 Jun 2001
At their 27th sitting, on the 25th December 2018, the members of the Pskov
Oblast Assembly approved official symbols for the Oblast and voted in favour of
laws "On the Coat of Arms of the Pskov Oblast" and "On the Flag of the Pskov
Oblast". The Pskov Oblast was so far the only Russian federal subject lacking
its own flag. Furthermore, the arms of the Oblast, adopted in 1995, were not
included in the State Heraldic Register of the Russian Federation.
The initiative to adopt these symbols came from regional governor Mikhail Vedernikov, reestablishing the Heraldic Council of the Pskov Oblast Administration. They were tasked with designing the symbols for the Oblast and these new design are the results of their labour. The laws on the symbols contains both detailed descriptions and instructions on the symbols' use. They will come into force after they are approved by the governor, ten days after their official publication.
This information was sourced from https://geraldika.ru/symbols/41299.
Kryštof Huk, 3 January 2019
Various other proposals and details about the project to create the new flag
of the Pskov Oblast can be found at
Kryštof Huk, 7 January 2019