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Arms: Per fess Azure and Gules, in chief, a smoking 18th century blast furnace between a mountain and a river Argent, in base the Tsarian Vase Vert.

Garland: Ears of wheat Or intertwined with a ribbon Azure.

adopted 01.06.2000  


The Azure in the upper half of the shield is symbolizing the greatness of the historical past of the Altai Territory.

The Gules in the lower part of the shield is symbolizing dignity, courage and valiance. In it  there is an image of the Kolyvan “Tsarina Vaz” (Царицы ваз, jasper with a predominance of green), stored in the State Hermitage Museum.

The shield is framed by a wreath of golden ears that symbolize agriculture as the leading branch of the Altai Territory economy. The wreath is intertwined with a blue ribbon (Of the Order of Andrew)


Arms of Barnaul 08.05.1846


The image of the blast furnace is reproduced from the same furnace on the coat of arms of Barnaul, approved in 1846, where from the middle of the 18th century copper and silver smelters began working. The furnace also symbolizes the development of the mining and metallurgical industries in the Gornozavodsky District, since 1828, the Altai District.



 “Tsarina vaz” is the name of a giant Kolyvan vase, created in 1831-1843, according to the project of architect A. I. Melnikov at the Kolyvan factory for the production of large decorative objects made of hard stone. Its height with a pedestal is 257 cm, the large diameter is 504 cm, the smaller is 322 cm, and its weight is 19 tons.


"The Queen of Vases" refers to the natural wealth of the region and its masters of art. In this way, the past and the present of the land are intertwined in the coat of arms, faithfulness to tradition was preserved, and modernity was reflected.

At first it was planned that the number of windings of the tape would correspond to the number of cities in the Altai Territory, but in the process of discussing the bill on the eve of the session, it was decided to abandon this in order not to complicate the symbolism.








Arms: The arms of Altai Krai crested with the achievement of the MVD.


Sibirsky (Сиби́рский)


Sibirsky is a closed rural locality in Altai Krai, located 44 kilometers  from Barnaul, the administrative center of the krai.




Arms: Vert, in chief a poplar leaf Or,  two bows in saltire Argent, their handles and bowstrings Or, between  three arrows Argent flaming Or, two and one.

Crown: A municipal / mural  crown Or.


The shield is crowned with the municipal crown of dignity of the established standard. The coat of arms can be reproduced both in the full version (with the crown), and in the shortened version (in the form of only a shield); both versions of the coat of arms are equal and have the same status.

The emblem is based on emblems directly related to the theme of missile forces. Heraldry does not welcome the placement of modern weapons and mechanisms in the coat of arms, which is why the missile troops are presented allegorically - through arrows with flaming tails and their tips, also complemented by flame tails. Bows are in the coat of arms not only as “launchers” for “missile” arrows: the bow is one of the oldest heraldic emblems of Siberia (the Kingdom of Siberia). In the coat of arms of ZATO Siberian bows are placed hinting  to the name of the city.


The poplar leaf not so much indicates that the city has enormous green areas: this poplar leaf directly refers to the name of the missile system that is operational today. The poplar leaf symbolizes the past, present and future of the missile forces, with which the fate of the Siberian closed administrative district is inextricably linked. Green and gold are the historical colors of Siberia.

Source - http://www.zato-sibirsky.ru/news.htm


The emblem of ZATO Siberian is included in the State Heraldic Register of the Russian Federation under No. 6268



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