Southern Administrative Area
Coat of arms
Shield: Moscow shape. Party per bendlet sinister, wavy-edged, Argent. Dexter chief, Purpue. Charge, the Patriarch’s mitre, Or. Sinister base, Vert. Charge, the gate of St Daniel’s Monastery, Argent. Crest: Kremlin wall battlement, Gules, masoned Or. Above, motto «Moscow», Gules, on scroll, Or.
Supporters: two griffins, Or, sejant on the towers of the Figure Bridge in the Tsaritsyno museum reserve, Gules and Sable. Underneath, ribbon, Or, inscribed «Southern Area», Gules.
The Moscow shape shield is divided by a narrow oblique stripe in silver, with wavy edges. The top right field is purple and depicts the Patriarch’s mitre, in gold. The bottom left field is green and depicts the gate of St Daniel’s Monastery, in silver.
Crest: Kremlin wall battlement, in red, decorated with gold lines imitating brickwork. Above, the motto «Moscow» is in red on a gold scroll.
Shield supporters: two griffins, in gold, seated on the red and black towers of the Figure Bridge in the Tsaritsyno museum reserve. Underneath is a gold ribbon inscribed «Southern Area» in red.
The wavy bendlet symbolizes the Moskva River crossing the area. The Patriarch’s mitre on purple symbolizes the interconnection of religious and secular life. The silver gate reminds of St Daniel’s Monastery, the first monastic abode in Moscow to rise to the status of an administrative Church centre.
The griffins stand for a highway crossing the area to link Moscow with Sevastopol, which has gold griffins in its emblem. The Figure Bridge of the Tsaritsyno museum reserve, a country estate of Catherine the Great, symbolizes this major historical monument of exquisite architecture.
The flag of the Southern Administrative Area is rectangular with a 2:3 width to length ratio. Divided from the hoist by a white wavy oblique stripe running down from right to left, white on top and yellow at the bottom. The width of the band is 2/15 of the flag’s width.
The top field depicts the Patriarch’s gold mitre on purple, and the bottom field the silver gate of St Daniel’s Monastery on green.