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Western Administrative Area

Coat of arms

Blazon

Shield: Moscow shape, Azure. Charge, Triumphal Arch, Argent, adorned in Sable. Crest: Kremlin wall battlement, Gules, masoned Or. Above, motto «Moscow», Gules, on scroll, Or.

Supporters: two eagles, Or, statant, wings inverted, claws in Sable, on a ribbon, Or, interwoven with laurel branches, Or, and inscribed in Gules, «Western Area».

Description

The Moscow shape shield is blue and depicts the Triumphal Arch in silver, with black decorations.

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 eagles, in gold with black claws, standing with wings raised, their tips pointing downwards, on a gold ribbon interwoven with laurel branches, also in gold, and inscribed «Western Area» in red.

Symbolism

The Triumphal Arch in silver and laurels in gold symbolize Russia’s victories in the Patriotic Wars of 1812 and 1941-1945, commemorated in the Borodino Panorama and the Poklonnaya Hill museum complex, both located in the Western Area. The Triumphal Arch, erected in honour of the victory over Napoleon of 1812, is in Kutuzovsky Prospekt, the area’s main thoroughfare.

The eagles commemorate Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov, who had an eagle in his family coat of arms. The area includes Fili, where he chaired the landmark military council that predetermined Napoleon’s defeat.

The blue field symbolises the area’s environmental friendliness.

Flag

Description

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

In the centre of a blue field is a white Triumphal Arch with black decorations, 3/4 of the flag’s length and 7/15 of its width.