The Krasnodar Region’s Emblem
The emblem of the Krasnodar Region has a depiction of a historical emblem of the Kuban Region lying in its foundation.
There is a golden castellated wall on the green shield, in black, with two round towers of the same kind and the open gates. Between the towers, from behind the wall, there is a golden pernach with two silver bunchuks on its both sides, the golden spikes and the gold shafts on top. In the golden top part of the shield there is an appearing Russian imperial eagle (a two-headed black one with golden beaks and dark red tongues, with natural imperial crowns, out of which the middle one has the azure (dark blue, light blue) ribbons, bearing the Caucasian cross on the chest (a cross with the swords "For the Service in the Caucasus"). The shield is bearing a princely crown (a hat), that of the dark red color. Behind the shield there is an azure (dark blue) standard with gold crowned monogram of the Emperor Alexander II, surrounded by a laurel wreath; at the top of the standard there is a wreath and above it – a Russian imperial eagle. On each side, behind the shield, there are four crosswise laid azure flags with a golden image of the crowned monograms of the Empress Ekaterina II and the Emperors Pavel I, Alexander I, and Nikolai I, surrounded by the oak-laurel wreaths of the same kind. The shafts of the standard and those of the flags are of azure color, the tops, tassels of cords and the standard’s fringe, the flags, and podtoks are golden. The standard’s shafts and those of the flags are intertwined with the two ribbons of the order of Lenin, being connected with a bow under the shield.
The Law of the Krasnodar Region as of May 5, 1995 N 5-KZ "About the symbols of the Krasnodar Region" was accepted on March 24, 1995 by the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnodar Region, chapter 1, article 1 (under edition of the Law of the Krasnodar Region "About making changes in the Law of the Krasnodar Region "About the symbols of the Krasnodar Region" as of June 28, 2004 N 730-KZ).
The emblem of the Krasnodar Region is recorded in the State Heraldic Register of the Russian Federation under the registration number 1502.
The Flag of the Krasnodar Region
The flag of the Krasnodar Region is a rectangular cloth comprised of three equivalent horizontal stripes: the upper one — azure, the middle one – crimson, and the bottom one that of the green color. The width of the two extreme stripes equals to the width of a crimson stripe. In the center of the flag, there is an emblem of the Krasnodar Region, made in a one-color variant that of the yellow color with an orange contour. The ratio of width of the flag and its length is 2 : 3.
The Law of the Krasnodar Region as of May 5, 1995 N 5-KZ "About the symbols of the Krasnodar Region" was accepted on March 24, 1995 by the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnodar Region, chapter 2, article 7 (under edition of the Law of the Krasnodar Region "About making changes in the Law of the Krasnodar Region "About the symbols of the Krasnodar Region" as of June 28, 2004 N 730-KZ).
The flag of the Krasnodar Region was recorded in the State Heraldic Register of the Russian Federation as of September 22, 2004 under the registration number 1503.
The Hymn of the Krasnodar Region
The hymn of the Krasnodar Region is a poem of the regimental priest — father Konstantin Obraztsov, set to a folk music by professor Viktor Zakharchenko (The Law of the Krasnodar Region "About the symbols of the Krasnodar Region" as of May 5, 1995 N 5-KZ accepted on March 24, 1995 by the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnodar Region, chapter 3, article 16).
The folk song “Ti, Kuban, Ti Nasha Rodina (You, Kuban, You are our Motherland)”, was written in 1914 during the Russian-Turkish war. It was dedicated to the Cossacks of the 1st Caucasian Cossack regiment in the memory of their warlike glory during the WW I. The author of the words is a regimental priest Konstantin Obraztsov.
The song had immediately drawn attention of the warriors. The war songs of their repertoire, as a rule, described the episodes of their marches, battles, in which the Cossacks participated. However, the new song has nothing to do with battles, external, descriptive matters. Its substance, the feelings are conveyed in an easy human way, with a feeling and at the same time wisely, majestically.
The text of the song is written in a sort of a greeting message, a collective letter to Kuban. The Cossacks remember 'the free villages: the native father’s house' and they fight to death with the “infidel enemy”, for the sake of their saint Motherland.
At first, the song was played in a small circle of the war veterans. In a year or two, it was sung by all Kuban subdivisions of the acting army. During the civil war, it was an official hymn of the Kuban Rada. Moreover, during the years of the Great Patriotic War (WW II) the song was boosting the morale of the Cossacks and with them it made a victorious way from the banks of the Kuban River as far as Elba. It was heard in Poland, Rumania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Germany.
Presently, the song symbolizes Kuban itself.
On March 1995 the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnodar Region has approved it as the hymn of the Krasnodar Region.
The musical edition of the hymn of the Krasnodar Region (mp3, 8.9 megabyte)