Coat of arms of Vitebsk
The coat of arms of Vitebsk - one of the city symbols of Vitebsk.
Description of the coat of arms
2004 Official Description
2009 Official Description
In 1559, the city used a seal with the face of Jesus. In turn, Bartosz Paprocki in 1578 states that the coat of arms of the Vitebsk voivodeship is Pogoń and the city of Vitebsk also uses such a coat of arms. The coat of arms with the profile of Jesus the Savior was given to Witebsk by Zygmunt III on March 17, 1597.
Vitebsk became part of the Russian partition after the First Partition of Poland in 1772. In 1781 the city received a new coat of arms (a two-headed shield, a two-headed eagle in the upper field, the coat of arms of Russia, and a red-and-silver Pogoń stripes in the lower field).
The status of the Vitebsk coat of arms was regulated in 2004 by a decree of the President of Belarus. The next change took place in 2009 - the graphic design was updated.
Flag of Vitebsk
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Heraldyka Witebska, vitebsk.gov.by [access 2021-08-27].
Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 60 of February 9, 2004 "On the establishment of official symbols of heraldic administrative and territorial units of the Vitebsk region", pravo.by [access: 2021-08-27].
Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 277 of June 2, 2009 "On the approval of the official symbols of the heraldic administrative-territorial and territorial units of the Vitebsk region", pravo.by [access: 2021-08-28].