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Saransk

Саранск

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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 (http://www.vexillographia.ru/russia/texts/2011_saransk.doc), 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 (https://geraldika.ru/symbols/21714)."
Source: http://www.vexillographia.ru/russia/subjects/towns/saransk.htm

For additional information go to Saransk (official website): http://www.adm-saransk.ru/
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 http://www.vexillographia.ru/russia/subjects/towns/saransk.htm, 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