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image by Christina Janke, 25 September 2006
Image of real flag at <latvia.nb-info.org>
Christina Janke, 25 September 2006
image by Tomislav Todorovic and Victor Lomantsov, 29 January 2010
At WEB-pages of "Tribunal" - bulletin of Latvian
National-Bolsheviks <tribunal.narod.ru> (defunct), I have
found proposed flag of Latvia after possible in the future
victory of National Bolshevik party in this country. The
inscription (in Russian): "Flag of Latgalian
National-Bolshevik Republic, 2005". In my image I used
colours closed to latvian flag. I don`t sure in it, because the
image of the flag in the site is "waved". Maybe it
is plain red. National-Bolshevik Party is not Communist
(but they use popular H&S symbols). It is a Neu-Nazi party.
Victor Lomantsov, 27 April 2003
Latgalia is a province in the south-easern part of Latvia.
Latgalia has a political and cultural history different from that
of the rest of the Latvia which were long under German-Swedish
rule and thus became marked by German-Swedish culture. Latgalia
remained under Polish-Lithuanian rule until 1772, when it was
ceded to the Russian Empire. Today, this part of Latvia is almost
entirely inhabited by ethnic Russians. Oddly enough, only the
tiny minority of ethnic Latvians in this part of Latvia are today
On the same "Nationalist Bolshevik" website there is an article about a radar station in Latgalia which recently has been set up by the Latvian Government in order to meet NATO standards. The article's heading is "Genocide"...
Kristian Söderberg, 28 April 2003
Nazi-Bolsheviks in Latvia is very active but a small movement.
In any occasion they have demonstrations, piquets and other
activities. In organization they are close to analogue Russian
party (National Bolshevik Party).
In all activities they fly Nazi-like flag (red with white ring)
with hammer and sickle. Without any white band.
Latgalia is almost entirely Latvian (Latgalian) excluding Daugavpils, Ludza and 10 rural parishes. But Daugavpils is 2nd bigest city in Latvia and greatest in Latgalia and in this case Latvians and non-Latvians are 50:50. Non-Latvians include very big minorities of Poles and Belarusians.
Gvido Petersons, 28 April 2003
This flag may be seen at the current Web site of the bulletin
"Tribunal" (the site which served as Mr Lomantsov's
source is closed), whose homepage: <www.tribunal.times.lv>
contains a screenshot of its earlier version, where the flag is
clearly seen as employing the same shade of red as in the flag of
Tomislav Todorovic, 29 January 2010
image from <www.nss.lv>
It seems this is some ultra-nationalist party. However, they
have a flag at <www.nss.lv>.
Valentin Poposki, 30 July 2006
image by Ree Fischer, 4 December 2005
There is a scandinavian- cross version of the Latvian flag.
The version has been created by a non-governmental organisation
and later a political party, For the National Independence of
Latvia, in the early 1990's. Nordic ideas were among those
vividly discussed in the society. The discussion still continues,
yet is not getting much attention in the media. Ratio 19:26 with
the cross shifted to the left.
Ree Fischer, 4 December 2005