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image by Tomislav Šipek, 5 December 2019

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Description of the flag

On February 3, 2011, the city council of deputies, by Decision No. 675 (, approved a new version of the city flag: "The flag of the Saransk urban district is a rectangular white cloth with a ratio of width to length of 2: 3, in the center of which are three vertically placed red arrows pointing down, below which is a red fox coming close to the hoist.

The flag was entered in the State Heraldic Register of the Russian Federation under No. 9244 ("

For additional information go to Saransk (official website):
Esteban Rivera, 18 June 2018

Previous flag

image by Tomislav Šipek, 5 December 2019

The flag shows the fox and the arrows on the main field of an unequal horizontal tricolor of white (2/3rds of the total height), red, and blue; specs thus (6+1+1):12 = 2:3. The legal text, "Act #140 of Council of Deputies of the City District of Saransk" as quoted in the Wikimedia Commons page, in Viktor Lomantsov’s website dated of 2008.09.10, states that the stripes are "белого, маренового (темно-красного) и темно-синего" — "white, Wild Madder colored (dark red) and dark blue". Note yet another way to refer to dark red, and that dark blue is prescribed, not just a translation of sinniĭ to distinguish from goluboĭ (sky-blue, light blue) as usual when translating Russian vexillological texts. The same text prescribes "красную (червленую) лису" (…) "три красных (червленых) стрелы", giving a different word for the shade of red of the fox and arrows — krasniĭ (ĉervlënyĭ), this being regular medium red.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 May 2010