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Altay Territory (Russia)

Altaĭskiĭ kraĭ

Last modified: 2006-07-29 by antonio martins
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Алтайский край

Altay terr. flag
image by Jens Pattke, 25 Jul 2005
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Description of the flag

In 29 June 2000 Altai kray adopted a flag. Following other regions, it adopted the pattern of the old SSR Russia, with arms in center. In the blue band is a spike of wheat. Blue and red parts are separated by a very narrow band which is (of course) white.
Jaume Ollé, 09 Aug 2000

In Vexilologie 120 [vex]: 2245-2246, there is an article by Mikhail Revnivtsev about some Russian regional flags [rev01]. It says the blue and red stripes are 1:5, there is no white stripe, the ear should be yellow (i.e. probably without red pattern). Adopted 04-07-2000.
Jan Zrzavy, 17 Jul 2001

Presentation of Altay Territory

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  • Name (english): Altay Territory • (russian): Алтайский край | Altaĭskiĭ kraĭ
  • Capital: Барнаул | Barnaul
  • Area: 169 100 km2 (≅65 300 sq.mi.) • Population: 2 642 000 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Territory (край | kraĭ) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Siberia • Economic region: West Siberia
  • License plate code: 22 • Ham radio code: AL • ISO 3166-2 code: ALT
  • Flag adopted on 2000.06.29 • Coat of arms adopted on unkn. date

There are two Altay in Russian Federation: Altai Republic and Altai Territory. A few years ago Altai Republic was the part of the Altai Territory, but now it is a constituent republic of the Russian Federation.
Evgeny Ivanov 22 Apr 1998

Barnaul city flag

[Barnaul city flag]
image by Pascal Gross, 08 Mar 2003

The flag of Barnaul described in Statutes of Barnaul (Ustav) adopted 16, November, 1995. The flag is light-blue with coat of arms in the centre. Ratio 2:3. Light-blue colour symbolize the river Ob, beauty of the city. Coat of arms of Barnaul adopted in middle of XIX, when Barnaul was small town inside Tomsk Governorat. The horse in city arms symbolize the city of Tomsk (Tomsk arms: "Vert, a Horse courant argent"), former administrative center of region.
Victor Lomantsov, 09 Mar 2003


[Barnaul city flag]
image by Jens Pattke, 28 Jan 2002

A different version is available at:
Jens Pattke, 28 Jan 2002

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