Regulations about the coat of arms of the city of Minsk

1. According to the Law of the Republic of Belarus from July, 12, 2000 # 410-З 'About the status of capital of Belarus - cities of Minsk '(the National register of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus, 2000, # 67, 2/185) the coat of arms of the city of Minsk, equally with the flag and the hymn of the city, is its official symbol.

2. The coat of arms of the city of Minsk consists of a baroque shield in which blue field are represented St. Virgin on a silver cloud in the red-blue clothes, two angels and two cherubs.

3. The color and graphic representation standards of the coat arms of the city of Minsk are made on a sheet of a dense white paper, according to the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus from February, 22, 1994 # 89 'About the approval of the Statute of the heraldic matriculation of the Republic of Belarus ' (Collection of the of the decisions of the Government of the Republic of Belarus, 1994, # 6, item 76) are registered in the State heraldic service of the State committee on archives and office-work of the Republic of Belarus and are included in the heraldic matriculation of the Republic of Belarus . The color and graphic representation standards of the coat arms of the city of Minsk certified by the official stamp of the State heraldic service of the State committee on archives and office-work of the Republic of Belarus are constantly kept in Minsk City Executive Committee.

4. At the manufacturing of images of the coat of arms of the city of Minsk, both color, and graphic, irrespective of their scale and material of which these images are made, and also of the way of manufacturing identity to the appropriate standard should be observed.

5. The image of the coat of arms of the city of Minsk is placed:

In session halls of Minsk City Council of Deputies and Minsk City Executive Committee;

In service rooms of the chairmen of Minsk city council of deputies, Minsk City Executive Committee and their assistants;

On official printed editions of the representative and executive bodies of the city of Minsk;

On indexes of borders of the city of Minsk at the entrance to the city;

On signboards and forms of the organizations, institutions and enterprises of the municipal form of property.

At simultaneous accommodation of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus and the coat of arms of the city of Minsk the high status of the state symbol should be fixed. The State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus is placed on more honorable place so that the spectator always could see it more to the left, and the arms of city of Minsk - more to the right. Use of the image of the coat of arms of the city of Minsk is authorized:

As a celebratory decoration of Day of city, other city holidays, ceremonies, the festivals set by bodies of executive and administrative authority;

On personal forms, stamps, cards of deputies of Minsk City Council of Deputies, officials of Minsk City Executive Committee and district administrations of Minsk.

Minsk City Executive Committee also can give the right to official use of the image of the coat of arms of the city of Minsk to juridical persons irrespective of forms of property.

Use of the image of the coat of arms of the city of Minsk without special sanction of Minsk City Executive Committee is not permitted.

Images made before and used on practice, reminding the coat of arms of the city of Minsk, but not appropriate to his standards, are not withdrawn from circulation.

6. The persons who have made actions, incompatible with the status of the coat of arms of the city of Minsk as its official symbol, bear the responsibility in the order established by the legislation.

Last updated: 19.10.2012
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