This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Kostroma Region (Russia)

Kostromskaâ oblasth

Last modified: 2021-07-24 by valentin poposki
Keywords: kostroma | catherine 1 (russia) | volga | church (orthodox) | ship: galera | flag: eagle | doubt |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

Костромская область

Kostroma city flag image by Tomislav Šipek, 31 March 2020
See also:

Presentation of Kostroma Region

(Note: You need an Unicode-aware software and font to correctly view the Cyrillic text on this page. See here transliteration details).

  • Name (English): Kostroma Region • (Russian): Костромская область | Kostromskaâ oblasth
  • Capital: Кострома | Kostroma
  • Area: 60 100 km² (~23 200 sq.mi.) • Population: 780 100 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Central Region • Economic region: Center (central European Russia)
  • License plate code: 44 • Ham radio code: KS • ISO 3166-2 code: KOS
  • Flag adopted on 2000.10.19 • Coat of arms on 2000.10.19

About the flag

New flag of Kostroma region can be seen at:

The flag is a red-blue-red vertical tricolor, ratios 1:2:1, with a yellow galley in the center.
Tomislav Šipek, 31 March 2020

2000-2006 flag

Kostroma city flag image by Tomislav Šipek, 31 March 2020

The flag and coat of arms (which in the center of the flag) is adopted in 19th of October 2000, by the order #1046 of Kostroma oblast legislative body. By the law of Kostroma oblast from 19th of October, the flag was given the lawful status. There were special commission assigned to design the flag. They all have common responsibilities for their decision.
Vad Repin, 17 November 2000

Flag has blue vertical stripe 1/8 of the flag long. In the red part is drawn (centered in this red part) the arms, occupying 1/3 of the height. I don't know how accurate the image is.
Jaume Ollé, 02 Sep 2003

The flag design is an evident reminiscence from the R.S.F.S.R. flag.
António Martins, 21 Dec 1999 and 23 Jan 2001

Coat of arms

Kostroma city CoA image by Pascal Gross, 17 Nov 2000

Kostroma oblast arms were readopted 7 October 1992.
Jaume Ollé, 02 Sep 2003

The coat-or-arms shows a galera (a ship with rowers and sail) with a white sail and hoisting the imperial flag. According to the Russian TV channel Kulhtura, this coat of arms was granted by Catherine the Great, later taken away by her son, and readopted on 1992.
António Martins, 21 December 1999 and 23 January 2001

Only one Emperor’s Standard (yellow with black eagle with maps in his claws) existed in times of Catherine the Great. She used it. Kostroma (city on Volga River) have the arms: «Azure, a ship of Catherine the Great with Emperor’s Standard on main-mast».
Victor Lomantsov, 02 June 2000

Historical coat of arms?

A Kostroma coat of arms was shown (on Russian TV channel Kulhtura), quartered with a six pointed star on 1 and 4 and a crescent on 2 and 3, but each quarter had different metals and tints (I can’t say which because the picture was black and white). This was, if I understood correctly, the provincial coat of arms of Kostroma, prior to 1917.
António Martins, 21 December 1999