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Ялты (English: Yalta) is the capital of the Crimean Autonomous Republic.
Currently (the) Yalta City Council has subordinated several city and town councils. Yalta together with these settlements is sometimes called "Ялтинский регион" (English: Yalta region) or "Большой Ялты" (English: "Big Yalta"). The "Большой Ялты" (English: Grand Yalta) includes (the following):
On February 13, 2015, by Decision No. 19 (http://www.vexillographia.ru/ukraine/texts/2015_yalta.pdf)(the)
"городского совета"(English: (Yalta) City Council) approved the new design of
the coat or arms by Сергей Милокумов (English: Sergey Milokumov). Its
description is as follows: "(it is a) quadrangular (shaped), with rounded lower
corners, pointed at the tip, a dissected heraldic (Russian) shield. The right
field is crossed 6 times by four purple and three azure stripes. The left field
is purple. In the heart of the shield is a superimposed, standing, golden lion
facing left (heraldically speaking). In the azure field, (it features) crossed
golden branches of laurel and grapes. The shield is crowned with a three-top
golden tower (called) "" (English: "Tower of Dignity") with 25 golden rays on
top and a golden palm branch featuring the two golden sea horses, holding their
tails under the shield and below the motto with the inscription in gold
(capital) letters "ЮЖНАЯ СТОЛИЦА" (English: "SOUTH CAPITAL")"
The flag features the lesser coat of arms (this is the Grand coat of arms version: https://yalta.rk.gov.ru/file/Yalta_new_gerb.jpg) over a horizontal flag which is divided into two equal horizontal stripes (top in gold and bottom in purple) as seen here:
https://yalta.rk.gov.ru/file/Yalta_new_flag.jpg (source: https://yalta.rk.gov.ru/ru/structure/6).
image by Victor Lomantsov, 13 June 2018
The previous flag (2005-2015) is described as follows: "A square cloth
consisting of two horizontal stripes of blue and striped red. The ratio of the
width of these bands is 1/2. In the blue strip laid crossed golden branches of
laurel and grapes. Striped-red strip consists of two fields. In the hoist (it)
is intersected 6 times by four red and three blue stripes. The field nearest to
the bottom is red. In the center (there) is a
walking golden lion facing left (heraldically speaking)".
There also seemed to be a variant of this previous flag, featuring the basic red and blue colors, plus the lion, in a horizontal flag, equally divided into two stripes, the top being gold and the bottom being purple, as seen here in an image by Victor Lomantsov:
http://www.vexillographia.ru/ukraine/towns/images/yalta5.gif (source: http://www.vexillographia.ru/ukraine/towns/yalta.htm)
For additional information go to Yalta (as part of Ukraine) (official website): http://www.yalta-gs.gov.ua/
Yalta (as part of Russia) (official website) https://yalta.rk.gov.ru/
Esteban Rivera, 13 June 2018