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Flag of Samara Oblast
Samarskaya Oblast'
Adopted October 13, 1998[1]
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 2:3[2]

The flag of Samara Oblast, Russia, consists of three equal horizontal stripes of red (top), white, and blue, and is charged with the oblast coat of arms in the centre.

SymbolismEdit

  • The white symbolises nobleness and frankness.
  • The blue symbolises fidelity, honesty, irreproachability, and chastity.
  • The red symbolises courage, bravery, generosity, and love.

The flag is based on the flag of the "Samara banner" granted by the citizens of Samara to the Bulgarian militia during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 (a red-white-blue tricolour with Orthodox Christian icons arranged in cross-like pattern).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Samarskaya Oblast at vexillographia.ru
  2. Samara Region at Flags of the World
  3. Flag of Samarskaya Oblast at Russian Wikipedia
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