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Grushivka (Kharkiv, Ukraine)


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by Ivan Sache, 9 March 2004

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The Gonfalon

"It is square panel with the emblem colors and figures."
Source: Ukrainian Heraldry website
Dov Gutterman, 7 March 2004

The pears in the flag are certainly canting, as the name is derived from the Ukrainian word for pear.
Željko Heimer, 7 March 2004

The flag is horizontally divided. The upper field, twice higher than the lower field, is vertically divided red-green, the green stripe being twice wider than the red one, and therefore square. The red stripe is charged with a yellow wheat spike placed vertically, whereas the green square is charged with three yellow pears placed 2 + 1 with two white leaves each. The lower field is blue with four white wavy lines.
Ivan Sache, 9 March 2004

Coat of Arms

from Ukrainian Heraldry website

"Shield per fess and in chief per pale. In a right gules smaller field is or ear in a pale. In the left vert greater are three or pears. In the third azure field are four argent wavy fesses. The arms is edged by decorative cartouche and decorated by a rural crown. Or pears symbolize fruits from which village has received the name."
Source: Ukrainian Heraldry website
Dov Gutterman, 7 March 2004

The Village

"On a place of village existed Blahodatny and Blahodativs'kyi farmes. Inhabitants of farms were engaged in gardening. It has served as an occasion for the modern name of village."
Source: Ukrainian Heraldry website
Dov Gutterman, 7 March 2004

If I am not mistaken this is the village where Nikita Khrushchev originated, or at least his family. I believe he or his family Russified the orthography of their surname.
Ron Lahav, 7 March 2004