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"Flag of Latgalian National-Bolshevik Republic, 2005"


by Victor Lomantsov, 27 April 2003

At WEB-pages of "Tribunal" - bulletin of Latvian National-Bolsheviks <tribunal.narod.ru>, 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 called "Latgalians".
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


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