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Borisoglebskiy county (Yaroslavl region, Russia)

Borisoglebskiĭ raĭon

Last modified: 2006-07-29 by antonio martins
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Борисоглебский район

Borisoglebsk flag
image by Unquoted Corresponsal, sent by Jaume Ollé, 23 Jan 2000
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About the flag

Flag of Borisoglebsk municipal district of Yaroslavl region.
Jaume Ollé, 23 Jan 2000

In Yaroslavl’ region there is a (county subject) city named Borisoglyebskiy (Borisoglebskiĭ | Борисоглебский), but in Voronezh region there is a (county-status) city named Borisoglyebsk (Borisoglebsk | Борисоглебск). I’d like to be sure which is which.
António Martins, 02 Dec 2002

The flag shows the princes Boris and Gleb (from whom the city was named), the two “good” sons of Vladimir, the first christian king of Russia. They show on this flag in their usual outfits: Boris beared and riding a black horse, dressed in green and with red mantle, boots and flag; Gleb shaved and riding a red horse, dressed in red and with green mantle, boots and flag (or is it the other way around?). This is the way these two are shown on old religious paintings (icons).
António Martins, 04 Apr 2000

Boris and Gleb were murdered by a brother of the other sort, and are considered saints.
John Ayer, 04 Apr 2000

Image from the website of K. Mochenov’s Union of Russian Heraldists.
Jens Pattke, 19 Sep 2002

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