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by Ivan Sache, 9 March 2004

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The Gonfalon

"It is square panel with the emblem colors and figures."
Source: Ukrainian Heraldry website
Dov Gutterman, 7 March 2004

The flag is horizontally divided yellow-green. In the yellow field is placed a white bird surrounded by a red circle and a 11-pointed star with "soft" points. In the green field, a yellow bee is surmonted by a row of four yellow hexagons with a white border and surmonts a white horizontal wavy line.
Ivan Sache, 9 March 2004

Coat of Arms

from Ukrainian Heraldry website

"The shield per fess by or and vert. In the first field is the gules sun with eleven beams, on which is the argent pigeon, accompanied azure dexter and vert sinister flanks. In the second field is or bee accompanied by four honeycombs at the top and wave argent fess at the bottom. The emblem adorned by or decorative cartouche.
The gules sun symbolizes the Christ who suffered, has died and has revived from dead with the help of Sacred Spirit which symbolizes the white pigeon. Eleven corners of a solar crown mean apostles whom remained to the true Teacher. The or background and pigeon symbolize Divine light and Sacred Spirit.
The bee symbolizes the reason of village occurrence. Four honeycombs mean four villages on this territory. The argent fess means the Oskol river. Argent border means an invisible wall which the God protects village from evil."
Source: Ukrainian Heraldry website
Dov Gutterman, 7 March 2004

The Village

"According to a legend, the first settlers took out on a place of the future village for an apiary. After a while they have ceased to come back to winter home, and built village. In frosty weather above their roofs was the smoke from furnaces (kyrytysya)."
Source: Ukrainian Heraldry website
Dov Gutterman, 7 March 2004