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Municipality Sokolniki

Coat of arms and flag

Blazon

Shield: Moscow shape. Bendy sinister of 5 Vert and Argent. Charge, crowned falcon Or, close, perched on a gauntlet, Gules, facing Dexter.

Description

The Moscow shape shield is divided by oblique lines bent from left top to right bottom in three green stripes alternating with two silver ones. Depicted in the centre is a gold crowned falcon perched on a red gauntlet, facing right.

Symbolism

The crowned falcon perched on a gauntlet symbolizes the district history and name (derived from the Russian sokol, «falcon»). The dense Sokolniki woods were the favourite site of royal falconry in the 15th-17th centuries. The green oblique stripes on silver symbolize lush local greenery and the layout of the Sokolniki Park on the site of the former Sokolniki Forest, which the City Council purchased in the late 19th century and then parallel oblique alleys were cut through it.

Description

The flag of the Sokolniki Municipal District is a two-sided rectangle with a 2:3 width to length ratio.

The white field is crossed by three green stripes obliquely from the hoist down, at an angle of 40 degrees. The width of every stripe and the distance between them is 11/60 of the flag’s length and 11/40 of its width.

In the centre, partly crossing the middle green stripe, is depicted a yellow crowned falcon, facing the hoist, perched on a red gauntlet. The size of the image is 1/3 of the flag’s length and 3/4 of its width. The centre is shifted to the fly edge by 1/24 and is at an equal distance from the top and bottom edges of the flag.