Arms of the City of Volgograd

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Arms of the City of Volgograd

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 15 Dec 2012, 18:25

Volgograd which as Stalingrad gained fame during World War II, has th following Arms the supporters are a recent adition as are the Star below the Shield denoting the Hero Status of the City.

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Re: Arms of the City of Volgograd

Postby Jeremy Kudlick » 15 Dec 2012, 19:51

Gules two sturgeons in saltire proper appears to be the base half of the arms which were used in 1857:
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I'm at somehwat of a loss how to describe the orientation of the sturgeons in chief. Azure three sturgeons naiant proper respectant to honour point?
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Re: Arms of the City of Volgograd

Postby JMcMillan » 15 Dec 2012, 23:21

Jeremy Kudlick wrote:Gules two sturgeons in saltire proper appears to be the base half of the arms which were used in 1857:
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I'm at somehwat of a loss how to describe the orientation of the sturgeons in chief. Azure three sturgeons naiant proper respectant to honour point?


How about pallwise tails outward (or noses inward)?
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Re: Arms of the City of Volgograd

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 17 Dec 2012, 17:48

It shouldl be noted that the divided shield are according to the old rules of showing to which Governorate the City belonged. Later from about the 1850ies this was changed to a Canton (alltough this reform wasn't allways carried through) . Tsaritsyn as it was then belonged to the Saratov Governorate from 1780, and the upper part show the Arms of Saratov.


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