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Arms (crest) of Tuapse

Country : Russia

Federal subject : Krasnodar Krai

District (Rayon) : Tuapsinsky Municipal District

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Official blazon
Russian В червленом (красном) поле под лазоревой (синей, голубой) главой, обремененной серебряным кораблем с тремя мачтами (без парусов). Левая лазоревая (синяя, голубая) перевязь тонко окаймлена серебром.
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The arms were granted on March 1, 2005.

The blue bend refers to the Tuapse river. The chief is a symbol of the harbour and the importance of shipping for the city.

The previous arms were officially granted on November 19, 1969.

Arms of/Герб Tuapse

The arms has the same symbolism, however in the upper half a oil refinery and in the lower a statue, 'Fighters for Soviet power', was added. These were removed in 2005.

The previous arms were also used and shown in different colours, which were later confirmed in the new arms:

Arms of/Герб Tuapse

In 2008 the city was rewarded with the title "City of Military Glory" and thus is allowed to use the ribbon and swords around the arms:

Arms of/Герб Tuapse

Literature: Images from http://www.heraldicum.ru

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