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Pskov Region (Russia)

Pskovskaâ oblasth

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Псковская область

Flag of Orenburg Region image by Kryštof Huk, 3 January 2019

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Presentation of Pskov Region

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  • Name (English): Pskov Region • (Russian): Псковская область | Pskovskaâ oblasth
  • Capital: Псков | Pskov
  • Area: 55 300 km2 (≅21 300 sq.mi.) • Population: 790 600 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblast) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Northwestern Region • Economic region: Northwestern Region
  • License plate code: 60 • Ham radio code: PS • ISO 3166-2 code: PSK
  • Coat of arms adopted on 1992.11.13

About the flag

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
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