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by Audrius Slapsinskas, 26 August 2003
Audrius Slapsinskas, 26 August 2003
Information recieved from from Mr. M. Kundrotas, chairman of
the League of the Lithuanian National Youth (Lietuviu tautinio
jaunimo lyga - <tautinelyga.dokeda.lt>):
The emblem of the League of the Lithuanian National Youth - The
black shield is charged with three red bands. It symbolizes two
conective aspects of Nation - the blood and the earth. There is
two national flags of Lithuania Major and Lithuania Minor on top.
White circle with three flames symbolizes the originality and the
concurrent of three ethnic and historic parts of Lithuania -
Lithuania Minor, Lithuania Major and Samogitia (equivalent in
Poland: Great Poland, Little Poland, and Mazovia). This symbol
was published for the first time in the press of Lithuania Minor
on the junction of 19th and 20th centuries. White circle
symbolizes continued perfection (circle), light (white color) and
The flag of the League of the Lithuanian National Youth - The flag has same motive just the shield is replaced with cross and circle. This is an oldiest ornamet in the world. It means harmony of difference in movement: the cross passes into circle through swastika.
Audrius Slapsinskas, 26 August and 6 October 2003
I located the flag of the
New Union (Social Liberals) - Naujoji Sajunga
(Socialliberalai) at <www.nsajunga.lt>.
Audrius Slapsinskas, 24 November 2003
note: probably wrong colours
by Victor Lomantsov, 2 September 2000
I saw a photo of this flag in newspaper in 1991 (Vilnius,
1991, demonstrations agains Soviets). Anybody knows what is it?
The flag was white-red-white triband with the heart in the centre. The heart was surmounted with a cross and charged with lithuanian "columns".
Victor Lomantsov, 2 September 2000
White-red white stood for whole Grand Duchy of Lithuania
(present-day Lithuania, Byelarus, Ukraine; after 1569 Ukraine
ceded to Poland).
If I were to guess, it looks like Lithuanian GDL - nationalist Catholics flag.
Bartek Kachniarz, 4 September 2000
I am unsure of what the colors mean. However, Mr.
Kachniarz's explanation of the colors makes sense. The
charge in the middle of the flag is the symbol of the Sajudis
movement of the late 1980's-early 1990's. It was an
independence movement, largely behind most anti-Soviet
demonstrations, such as the "singing revolution".
Nicholas Lusas, 13 July 2001
All these comments are incorrect. The sign - the heart
surmounted with a cross and charged with Columns of the Gediminas
family - is an emblem of the Union of Lithuanian Political
Prisoners and Deportees (Lietuvos politiniu kaliniu ir tremtiniu
sajunga - <www.lpkts.lt>).
I am not sure but middle red band should be replaced with
Lithuanian tricolor, i.e. yellow-green-red. Anyway I asure you
that displayed tricolor (white-red-white) is incorrect. Because
it is national colors of white Russians and we, Lithuanians, do
not use them.
Audrius Slapsinskas, 27 December 2002