The Flag of Voronezh Oblast Is Official Since May 30, 2005.
The flag is a field of red, with a grouping of yellow rocks on the hoist side. Over the rocks, a liquid (spring waters) pours out of a turned-over white vase. It is also on the Voronezh coat of arms. The ratio of the flag is 2:3.
The pile of stones represents the steep right bank of the city of Voronezh, while the water pouring from the jug represents the flowing Don River, more specifically, the Voronezh River tributary. The jug itself, a "creation of skilled human hands", symbolises the diligence of Voronezh's people. It first appeared on the coat of arms of the city of Voronezh approved by the emperor on September 21, 1781 (Old Style).
Previous Flag Edit
The first flag of the Voronezh oblast was approved by the Decision of the Voronezh Regional Duma on July 1, 1997, the law was not signed by the Chairman of the Regional Duma and, a year later, on July 10, 1998, was again approved by the Regional Duma. This law was signed on July 29, 1998 and entered into force after its official publication in the publication of the Commune No. 151 of August 13, 1998.
The flag of the Voronezh oblast is a rectangular panel with a ratio of width to length 2: 3, red, with a blue stripe along the base of the flag and with a two-sided image in the center of the flag of the coat of arms of the Voronezh region. The overall width of the image of the main element of the coat of arms on the flag of the Voronezh region should be 2/5 of the length of the flag.
The flag was based on the flag of the RSFSR.