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Sochi, Krasnodar Territory (Russia)

Со́чи

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Flag of Sochi image by Pascal Gross, 6 August 2018
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Description of the flag

Со́чи (English: Sochi) has its first recorded inhabitants in VIth century B.C. In modern times, on March 10,1866, a Decree was proclaimed promoting relocation to the Sochi area of all peoples of Russia. A rural settlement quickly grew on the Black Sea coast. On May 23, 1896 it was named Sochi. On July 31, 1917 the settlement received the status of a town. Since 1937 it has been part of Krasnodar Krai".
Sources: http://old.sochiadm.ru/sochi/about_city/istoriya/
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%B8
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Sochi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sochi/a>
Esteban Rivera,, 6 August 2018

A new flag (http://vexillographia.ru/russia/subjects/towns/sochi.htm) was approved by Решением (English: Decision) of the городского Собрания (English: City Assembly) No. 199, dated June 7, 2005. The authors were: К.Моченов (English: K.Mochenov), К.Переходенко (English: K.Perekhodenko) and О.Афанасьева (English: O. Afanasyeva) which features the new coat of arms (http://www.sochi.ru/local/templates/main/user-img/gerb_1.jpg). The new coat of arms is a "four-piece shield is divided by silver and a worm, - on top of everything - an azure shingle, laden with a silver bowl without a stand, accompanied by a black thunderbolt in the belt at the top, and below - silver drops without a number. In the first part - three silver mountains, thinly bordered with azure. In the second part there is a golden palm, in the third part there is a flaming golden sun, in the fourth part there is a thin azure lowered and dented-concave belt."

The description of the flag is as follows (translated directly from Russian): "(A) rectangular cloth with a ratio of width to length 2: 3, divided into four equal parts: two white (top at the hoist and bottom at the fly) and two red (opposite ones). At the top of the upper part of the panel near the pole - three arcs pointed at the top are blue. In the upper part of the panel of the fly, a yellow palm tree, shifted from the shaft and tilted towards the hoist. In the center of the lower part of the panel near the hoist is the sun with alternating straight and flaming rays of yellow color. Below the center of the lower part of the panel on the fly is a wavy strip of blue in the bottom. In the middle of the flag there is a blue rectangle, 1/2 height from the height of the panel and 1/4 width from the length of the panel, in which a white bowl with droplets of white color, and above it has a red flame". The "bowl of fiery water" is a symbol of the famous hydrogen sulfide Matsesta mineral springs that gave birth to the city of Sochi as a resort and earned it the glory of the all-Russian health resort ("Matsesta" in translation from Ubykh "fire water").
Esteban Rivera, 6 August 2018

The new flag was adopted on February 14, 2006 by Decision of the Sochi City Council No. 22 with minor changes to the graphical depiction and also slight changes in the flag's description"
Sources: "Официальные символы Краснодарского края и муниципальных образований" (English: Official symbols of the Krasnodar Territory and municipal territories) by К.Моченова (English: K.Mochenov), Ю.Коржика (English: Yu. Korzhik) and А.Ракова (English: A.Rakov ).
http://old.sochiadm.ru/sochi/about_city/offitsialnaya-simvolika/
http://old.sochiadm.ru/sochi/about_city/istoriya/
http://www.sochi.ru/gorod/obshchaya-informatsiya/simvolika
http://vexillographia.ru/russia/subjects/towns/sochi.htm
https://ru.wikipedia.org
Esteban Rivera, 6 August 2018


Former flag

image by Pascal Gross, 6 August 2018

The previous flag of the city was a white horizontal background with the former coat of arms in the middle (ca. 2004), as seen here":
http://vexillographia.ru/russia/subjects/towns/images/sochi.gif (source: http://vexillographia.ru/russia/subjects/towns/sochi.htm)
Esteban Rivera, 6 August 2018