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Rostov Region (Russia)

Rostovskaâ oblasth

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Ростовская область

Flag of Rostov Region image by Oleg Mysakov, 20 May 2000

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Presentation of Rostov Region

(Note: You need an Unicode-aware software and font to correctly view the Cyrillic text on this page. See here transliteration details).

  • Name (English): Rostov Region • (Russian): Ростовская область | Rostovskaâ oblasth
  • Capital (Russian): Ростов-на-Дону | Rostov-na-Donu • (English): Rostov-na-Danu
  • Area: 100 800 km² (~38 900 sq. mi.) • Population: 4 333 700 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Northern Caucasus • Economic region: Northern Caucasus
  • License plate code: 61 • Ham radio code: RO • ISO 3166-2 code: ROS
  • Flag adopted on 1996.10.10 • Coat of arms adopted on unkn. date

Notice that while the city name is Rostov-na-Danu, the Region is called simply Rostov Region.
António Martins, 18 Feb 1999


Description of the flag

The law on a flag was accepted on October 10, 1996. The flag of the Rostov area — represents a rectangular panel from three isometric horizontal strips: top — dark blue, average — yellow and bottom — scarlet colour. Such flag was developed still ataman (cossack chieftain) Krasnov in 1918. Each colour symbolized the following: dark blue — colour of Don’s cossack, yellow — Kalmyks, which were included into structure of Area of Don Forces (Voisko Donskoe), red — nonresident inhabitants. In 1996 the Krasnov flag was complemented by a white strip located vertically lengthways staff. On the size it makes 1/5 parts of width of a panel. The ratio of width of a flag to its length makes 2:3.
Oleg Mysakov, 12 Sep 1996

Law says "siniĭ" (medium blue).
António Martins, 20 May 2000

Is this more RFSSR inspired design, considering the hoist stripe?
António Martins, 2010


Standard of the Governor

Gov. standard image by Jörg Majewski, 03 Oct 2005

Here the standard of governor of Rostov oblast. Unfortunately the link is broken.
Jörg Majewski, 03 Oct 2005

The simplest variants of standards are imposing of the arms on a national flag. Except for Republics on this way send authorities of the Rostov Oblast.
Sergey Filatov, 10 Oct 2005

Most of these flags are squarish (about 11:12), rigid and fringed variants of the region (Governors) or Republic (Presidents) flags with the regional emblem over all.
António Martins, 02 Oct 2005


Legal text

About the FLAG of the ROSTOV REGION

It is accepted
Legislative Assembly
October, 10, 1996

Article 11. Standard (flag) of the Head of Administration (Governor) of the Rostov Region is a symbol of governor's authority in the Rostov area.

Article 12. Standard (flag) of the Chapter of Administration (Governor) of the Rostov area represents a square panel from three equal horizontal strips appropriate to colors of the Flag of the Rostov area: top - dark blue, average - yellow, bottom - scarlet color. Vertically along a staff the white strip making 1/5 part of width of a flag is located.

In middle of a panel the Arms of the Rostov area in the size equal on a vertical to half of width standard is represented. A gold fringe borders the panel. On a staff the tape with a surname, a name and a patronymic of the Head of Administration (Governor) of the Rostov area and dates of stay on this post fastens. The staff of standard (flag) is topped metal overhead as a spear.

translated by Sergey Filatov, , 10 Oct 2005