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Both symbols [flag and arms] have been adopted on December 27, 2001 during
a meeting of the deputees of the regional legislative assembly. The flag is
described having a red background with a camel (historical
symbol) and a yellow stripe symbolizing the Ural mountains, their beauty
and the richness of their subsoil.
Pascal Gross, 04 Feb 2002
According to this
article, the regional flag was first hoisted on April 4, 2002.
Pascal Gross, 24 Jun 2002
A camel (Camelus bactrianus) is shown — clearly not
the chimaera-like simargl reported in 1999.
António Martins, 22 Dec 2002
The information on Chelyabinsk Region is very poor.
We know only that: In the end of 1999 a coat of arms
was proposed. It consists of flying lion with dog’s head
(named Simargl) and sables as supporters. The only
avaliable laws are about contest (Regulation on contest
and other not-interesting things).
Victor Lomantsov, 14 Feb 2000
Flag with simargl was not oficially adopted.
It is only a project.
Victor Lomantsov, 23 Dec 2002
The beast portraited in the Nogai
ethnical flag sure fits the description of this simargl
— and though Daghestan (where the
Nogai dwell) is some 1500 km SW of Chelyabinsk region, there may
be a connection, as both Nogay and Bashkir
(the second largest ethnical group in Chelyabinsk region, after
the Russians) are (western) turkic
(slim connection, shared with eight other
peoples of the Russian Federation, but
António Martins, 26 Dec 2002
In 1992 or 1993 some regions self upgraded to
constituent republics, and used ephemeral unofficial flags. One of the main
republics was Cheliabinsk, with flag blue - white - green.
Jaume Ollé, 15 Apr 2000
I’m sure that this flag is a fiction. I don’t know who is
author… It was adopted never and existed never.
Victor Lomantsov, 17 Apr 2000
Would this have any thing to do with (an incorrect report of) the
current flag of neighbouring Bashkiria?…
António Martins, 11 Oct 2002