Friday, September 11, 2009

Russia Symbol FDC

Russia FDC
Name: The Symbol of Moscow - St. George the Victorious
Date of Issue: 06 August 2009

Since the time of Dmitry Donskoy St. George is the patron saint of Moscow. From the late XIV-XV centuries. in Moscow heraldry constantly at a picture of a rider spearing a serpent. In the popular mind he was perceived as an image of St. George, and in 1730 it was formalized.

Description of The Symbol of Moscow
Coat of arms of Moscow is an image on a dark red heraldic shield with the ratio of width to height of 8:9-scale to the right of the viewer rider - St. George the Victorious in silver armor and a blue mantle (cloak), a silver horse, striking a golden spear black serpent.

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