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by Victor Lemantsov, 21 March 2004

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In  the Codex  of  Legislation of  Republic of Belarus (N 1, 19.02.2004,  Section First,  Decrees  and orders of the President of Republic of Belarus)  is published (1/5305 on 12.02.2004 ) the Decree of the President of Republic of Belarus on February, 9, number 60 About establishment of official heraldic symbols of administratively - territorial units of  Region of Vitebsk.
This decree has established coats of  arms and flags  of  Vitebsk-city, and of settlements of Vidzy and Druya in District of Braslav and Kopys in District of Orsha; of coats of arms of Disna-city  in District of Mior, settlements of  Vetrino in District of Polotsk,  Podsvilie in District of  Gluboksky and of Ulla in District of Beshenkovichy.
The flag of Vitebsk-city represents a rectangular cloth of blue color with a ratio of the sides 1:2. Only in  the centre of a obverse side of the flag, the coat of arms of city of Vitebsk-city are placed.
The coat of arms of  Vitebsk-city  are: on a blue field of a Spanish shield, there is an image of the Savior in a profile, under him placed naked red sword. Angels are supportes.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 20 March 2004