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Northern Administrative Area

Coat of arms

Blazon

Shield: Moscow shape. Party per fess, Argent. Chief, Azure. Charge, two spread wings, Or, with an eight-pointed star above, Argent. Base, Azure. Charge, boat, or, with sails in Argent. Crest: Kremlin wall battlement, Gules, masoned Or. Above, motto «Moscow», Gules, on scroll, Or.

Supporters: two rampant horses, Argent, on Corinthian capitals, Argent, embraced by a ribbon, Gules, inscribed «Northern Area» in Or. Description

Description

The Moscow shape shield is blue, divided by a horizontal silver band. The top field depicts two outstretched wings in gold with a silver eight-pointed star above. The bottom field depicts a gold boat with silver sails.

Crest: Kremlin wall battlement, in red, decorated with gold lines imitating brickwork. Above, the motto «Moscow» is inscribed in red on a gold scroll.

Shield supporters: two silver rearing horses on Corinthian capitals embraced by a red ribbon inscribed «Northern Area» in gold.

Symbolism

The narrow silver band symbolises the Moscow Canal. The wings stand for the Sheremetyevo air terminal and Airport. The star symbolises the North Star and indicates that the area is in the north of Moscow. The sailboat symbolises the Northern Cargo Port on the Moskva River.

The horses symbolise the Moscow Hippodrome and the capitals they stand on refer to its Corinthian porticos.

Flag

Description

The flag of the Northern Administrative Area is a blue rectangle with a 2:3 width to length ratio. Divided by a white horizontal band, 1/18 of the flag’s width.

The top field depicts two interconnected gold wings with an eight-pointed silver star above. The bottom field depicts a gold boat with silver sails. The length of the wings and the boat is 1/3 of the flag’s length.