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Kryvyi Rig (Dnepropetrovs'k, Ukraine)

Kryvyi Rih

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Кривий Ріг

by Jarig Bakker, 26 Febuary 2001

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The Gonfalon

I believe that this might be canting, as Kryvyi Rig means (I belive) "crooked horn".
Željko Heimer, 27 Febuary 2001

Coat of Arms

from Ukrainian Heraldry site

From Ukrainian Heraldry site:
"The modern emblem was approved by the solution ?30 of ????? city council convocation at May 20, 1998. A shield per pale by vert and gules. In a shield are argent Cossack powder-flask with three or oak leaves and two acorns.
Cossack powder-flask made of horns, which one first of all indicates a title of city, and also on famous past of land (till 1775 - Zaporiz'ka Sich territory), legend of the founder of city the Cossack named Kryvyi Rih, and other version about a parentage of a title of city - formation of curve cape at coalescence Inhulets' and Sacsagan' rivers. Powder-flask also speaks about a more potential and capabilities of city, capability to operating and development: - "There is still powder in powder-flask!", also resembles of call-up "Hold a powder dry always!"
The or oak trifolium with two acorns is character of force, strength, spiritual revival. The trifolium by the form resembles trident, Ukrainian symbol. Besides the trifolium it symbolizes past, modern and future, their continuous connection.
The vert colour means welfare, will, hope, pleasure. Gules means bravery, love, magnanimity. Or means force, accuracy. Argent means purity of thoughts and operatings. The autors are M.Dabizha, V.Bakaltsev, S.Sedneva, V.Tokar."
Dov Gutterman, 26 Febuary 2001

The City

From Ukrainian Heraldry site:
"Is known since 1775 as a Cossack settlement. By the legent it named in honour of city founder, the Cossack Kryvyi Rig."
Dov Gutterman, 26 Febuary 2001