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Northwestern Administrative Area

Coat of arms

Blazon

Shield: Moscow shape, Azure. Inescutcheon, centre, Vert, edged Argent. Charge, pine tree, Argent. Dexter chief, two spread wings, Argent, and a propeller, Or, forming a cross. Crest: Kremlin wall battlement, Gules, masoned Or. Above, motto «Moscow», Gules, on scroll, Or.

Supporters: two swans rampant in proper colours, wings elevated, on the Moscow Canal towers, Or, with shut sluice gates, Or, and mounts, Vert. Base, Azure ribbon with Argent lining, inscribed «Northwestern Area», Argent.

Description

The Moscow shape shield is blue. A smaller shield, superimposed on the shield in the centre, is green and depicts a silver pine tree. Two outstretched silver wings are depicted in the top right corner, forming a cross with a gold propeller.

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

Shield supporters: two swans in natural colours, standing on the Moscow Canal towers, in gold, with shut sluice gates, in gold, and green hills. At the bottom is a silver-lined blue ribbon inscribed «Northwestern Area» in silver.

Symbolism

The wings and propeller stand for the Tushino Airfield and several aircraft-building plants located in the area.

The blue shield symbolises the Moskva and Skhodnya rivers, the Moscow Canal and the Khimki Reservoir.

The silver pine against the green background symbolises islets of wildlife protected in the area: the Silver Pinewood park, the Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo forest and the Skhodnya Cup nature reserve.

The swans symbolise the air and water, and the Swan spring at Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo.

The sluice towers show that the Moscow Canal, a transport route of great importance, begins in the area.

Flag

Description

The flag of the Northwestern Administrative Area is rectangular with a 2:3 width to length ratio.

The field is blue. Its top hoist corner depicts two white wings crossed with a yellow propeller, with the height of 1/5 and the width of 1/4 of the flag’s length.

The central shield is green and depicts a white pine tree, edged in a narrow white stripe, with the width of 2/5 of the flag’s length, and a 7:8 width to length ratio.