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image by Zev Landes, Feb 2014
In addition to the ancient seafaring character, flourished there since ancient times, anchored in heraldry - the eternal symbol of hope and salvation. His silver tincture symbolizes purity of mind, and dark red emblem indicates that this region was conquered after a long and hard struggle for access to the Black Sea.
Color flags and standards of the mayor - "otgerbovye" and match the colors as current and historical coat of arms in 1798. In combination with the classical structure "tricolor", they reflect the heroic spirit (red), the pure soul (white), wealth and prosperity (golden yellow) Odessa and Odessa citizens and remodel the historic atmosphere of the late XVIII century, with its high ideals of freedom, equality and brotherhood, stressing that Odessa - a cheerful European city, where the spirit of freedom and sovereignty of catholicity.Source: http://www.vexillographia.ru/ukraine/texts/2011_odessa.doc
Formerly the flag had narrow blue stripes between the larger ones.
image by Zev Landes, Feb 2014Bilateral square cloth with gold fringe, divided into three equal vertical parts - red, white and golden-yellow in the center - the emblem of the city of Odessa, with a ratio of width of the board at a standard 1:3.
image by Zev Landes, Feb 2014In dark red rounded shield - silver anchor cat on all fours. Shield encased in gold stylized cartouche and crowned gold crown city of three teeth, under which - a gold star hero-city, faceted gold and diamond.
Gold Star - a status symbol "hero-city" which Odessa received for courage and heroism of its inhabitants during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Legally secured in 1965 by the Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet approved the provisions of the supreme degree of difference - Title "hero city".
Gold Star above the shield in conjunction with the city crown characterizes the status of hero-city and officially recognized Ukrainian Heraldry Society (SSD) for the codification of all the hero-cities of Ukraine.
Crown in Odessa emblem gold that corresponds to the status of the regional center.
External part of the emblem - a decorative cartouche and urban crown three (visible) teeth and rounded shape of a heraldic shield and formats with the standard of the city flag was recommended in 1995 for municipal heraldry Heraldic Ukraine Ukrainian society, to control and heraldic expert function in the Verkhovna Rada , and now the President of Ukraine.Source: http://www.vexillographia.ru/ukraine/texts/2011_odessa.doc
From the site of Ukrainian
"For the first time a settlement under the name of Kachibey was mentioned in 1396. Since the end of the XIV century the town depended on the Crimean Khanate. It had been under the jurisdiction of Russia since 1791. The town has got modern name in 1795."
Dov Gutterman, 20 November 2000
Another one at: http://en.crisisua.net/odessa-people-proclaimed-peoples-republic-novorossia/
H B, 19 May 2014