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Sevastopol (Sevastopol' City, Ukraine)

Last modified: 2011-03-19 by andrew weeks
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image by Victor Lomantsov, 2 August 2002

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The Flag

From: Ukrainian Heraldry site:
"It was confirmed at April, 21st, 2000 by decision N519 of city council. On a red square is the city emblem."
Dov Gutterman, 1 August 2002

Coat of Arms

from Ukrainian Heraldry site

From Ukrainian Heraldry site:
It was in use in the soviet time and re-confirmed at April, 21st, 2000 by decision N518 of city council. The shield is per bend by argent and azure. In the 1st part is Or Star of hero-city. In the 2nd part is argent memorial of the lost ships. Above both parts is or laurel branch.
Dov Gutterman, 1 August 2002

The Coat of Arms was adopted in 1969. In 1994, the Coat of Arms were changed to old russian Coat of Arms of Sevastopol - "Gules, a Greif Argent", but in 2000, the soviet CoA were readopted. Golden Star is a sign of hero-city. This name was granted to Sevastopol for bravery in WWII.
Victor Lomantsov, 2 August 2002

Sevastopol was one of nine cities that were awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union during the World War II era, which the Soviet's call it the "Great Patriotic War."
Zachary Harden, 2 August 2002

Great Patriotic War and WWII are two different terms in Russia. WWII - period from September 1939 to 1945, Great Patriotic War - period from June 1941 to 9, May, 1945 and only in soviet-german front In other words, the GPW is a part of WWII.
Victor Lomantsov, 2 August 2002

Previous Coat of Arms

from Ukrainian Heraldry site

From Ukrainian Heraldry site:
"The Coat of Arms: The emblem of the Russian period was confirmed on the 21st of July 1893. In a gules field there was a griffin with gules eyes and a tongue. In the canton there was an emblem of Tavrijs'ka province. The shield is crowned with an ancient Tsar's crown with an emperial eagle on it. Behind the shield there were two or anchors accompanied in dexter chief and in sinister base with two gules banners connected together by the ribbon of the Order of St. Great Martyr Victorious George. On the right banner the was an or monogram of the deceased Emperor Nikolai I and on the left banner - the same monogram of the deceased Emperor Alexander II. The both monograms were decorated with an emperial crown and a chain of the Order of the apostle Andrew Pervozvannyi. On the 12th of July 1994 town council session confirmed (resolution No.7) a historical symbol as a modern emblem."
Dov Gutterman, 13 August 1999

The City

From Ukrainian Heraldry site:
"The town appeared in the 6th century B.C. as a Greek settlement Khersoness Pontijs'kyi. At the beginning of our era it belonged to Rome Empire, in the V - VI centuries it was part of Byzantine Empire, in the X century it was captured by troops of Volodymyr Sviatoslavovych. In Russian chronicles it was mentioned as Korsun'. After the Tartars' settlement of the Crimea in the XIV century it had the name of Akhitar. The modern name was given after joining the Russian Empire."
Dov Gutterman, 13 August 1999

The City of Sevastopol' is NOT part of the Crimea (Krym) Autonomous Republic. It is city with special status as Kiev.
Valentin Poposki, 7 May 2007

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