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Popravka (Kyiv, Ukraine)

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image from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

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The Flag

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"The yellow rectangular panel with a ratio of the sides as 2:3 are divided on four fields by horizontal wavy and vertical black strips; the black strip is interrupted in the middle; in top staff field is red cossack cross; in the bottom free field is red horseshoe."
Dov Gutterman
, 27 December 2007

Coat of Arms

image from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"Or; azure wavy fess and sable narrow pale, fracted in the center. In the dexter chief is gules cross, in the sinister base is gules horseshoe. The shield enframed by or cartouche and crowned by or village crown. The author is E.Chernets'kyi.
Or is symbol of riches. The wavy line symbolizes Popravka river, fracted pale - trade way and ford on it. The form of the cross is connected to a flag of Bila Tserkva squadron. The red horseshoe symbolizes forge, in which merchants recovered horces.
E.Chernets'kyi, "The symbols of Bilotserkivschyna"."
Dov Gutterman,27 December 2007

The Village

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"The first name is Prozorivka. According to a legend, on a place of modern village was a ford through river, which was used by the merchants-Jews who were going on fair from Bila Tserkva to Nastashka. Near ford they "recovered" ("popravlalys'"), repaired carts, grounded horces etc."
Dov Gutterman, 27 December 2007