|Flag of Novosibirsk Oblast|
|Adopted||July 10, 2003 |
|Designed by||Grigoriy Kuzhelev|
The flag of Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia, consists of five vertical stripes of red (at the hoist side), white, blue, white, and green. Between the red and the green stripes there two black sables, holding yellow loaf with a saltcellar. Below the sables there is a line — black upon white and white abon blue. The widths of the vertical stripes are 5:3:2:3:5. The line's width is 1/80 of the flag width. The width/length proportion is 2:3.
- The black sables are symbols symbolize the wealth (in the 17th century the area was an important source of fur).
- The loaf and the saltcellar are Russian symbols of hospitality.
- The blue stripe is stands of the Ob River.
- The line stands for the Trans-Siberian railway, and the bridge over the Ob River (its construction in 1893 gave birth to the city of Novosibirsk, the oblast capital).
- The red stripe was added at the instance of Communists.
- ↑ Flag of Novosibirskaya Oblast at Vexillographia.ru
- ↑ Novosibirskay Oblast at State Symbolics of Russia