Symbols of Rostov Region: Dialog between Traditional and Contemporary Characters


The article casts light upon traditional and contemporary characters embodied in symbols of Rostov region. The author makes a conclusion that the regional coat of arms, ?ag and anthem have multi-level semantics and are able to consolidate different tiers of society. They produce symbolic ideas of stability, steadiness, development, movement, liberty, and independency. Symbols of the region bear, as well, historic, social and cultural features of Cossack sub-ethnics.
Rostov region, semantics, coat of arms, ?ag, anthem, image, archetype, symbol

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