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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 |
but in Voronezh region there is a
(county-status) city named Borisoglyebsk
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
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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