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Lutugino (Lugans'k, Ukraine)

Lutuhino, Lutugine

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by Victor Lomantsov, 28 May 2003

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Flag of Lutugine (Lutugino) in Lugansk oblast, Ukraine. Adopted 27 Sept. 2002.
Colours of the flag are Belgian because the city was built near factory of Belgian action company in 1898.
Source: Ukrainian bulletin "Znak" No 28.
Victor Lomantsov, 28 May 2003

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"It was confirmed by the decision of session of city council at September, 27th, 2002. The square panel consists two vertical strips - from a staff black with wavy white lines and red from free edge. In the centre is a yellow gear strip with width 1/5 of flag side. The gear's height and width make accordingly 1/10 and 1/20 of flag side."
Dov Gutterman, 8 June 2003

Coat of Arms

from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"It was confirmed by the decision of city council session at September, 27th, 2002. The shield per pale by or gear pale on a sable field with fillet wavy argent columns and a gules field. The emblem adorned by argent decorative cartouche and crowned by argent city crown. Below it are crosswised argent pick and hammer, twisted by yellow-red-black tape with black inscription "LYTYHYNE". The authors are O.A.Zhytnychenko and A.V.Zakorets'kyi. Main areas of the industry of city are coal and metallurgical. Therefore the shield divided on sable (coal) and gules (fire). The city carries a name of the scientist-geologist which carefully studied geology of territory. Therefore on a sable background are argent wavy lines which symbolize geological structure of district, rich on a deposit of coal, limestone, sand and clay. The city is obliged by iron-works and rollers manufacture. The gear column symbolizes a product of this enterprise - rollers, and or colouring specifies high quality of production. Besides the gear column associates with coal output (the mine conveyor, a combine etc.) The Belgian contribution to the industry of territory at 1898 (a payment of the Belgian joint-stock company in construction of a factory) is displayed in a colourful palette of the city arm: black-red-yellow are colors of Belgium flag which more than hundred years ago counted significant territory of Donbas as "the tenth province ". Due to this contribution of Donbas became advanced industrial territory. A pick and hammer symbolize geological researches and coal."
Dov Gutterman, 8 June 2003

The City

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"The history of city began since construction of blast furnaces and specialized iron-works factories near Uspenka village by the Belgian joint-stock company. Eighteen years settlement were without a name. The further growth of settlement depend on construction on its territory at 1914 Shmidtivka station. At 1925 factory settlement and station was given a name of oustanding scientist - geologist L.I.Lutugin."
Dov Gutterman, 8 June 2003