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Political flags of Russia

Last modified: 2009-03-14 by antónio martins
Keywords: politics | red cross-road | self-governing workers | hammer and sickle: no star (golden) | cross: assymetric | krasnyĭ perekrestok |
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Stalinist Bloc

Four small radical political parties, the largest being “Workers’ Russia”, and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s grandson joined forces Sunday as “The Stalinist Bloc”. It was formally launched at a congress in a Moscow hotel Sunday, beneath banners bearing Stalin’s portrait imposed on a Soviet red star.
Jaume Ollé, 28 Aug 1999, quoting AP


Undivisible Nation of Russia

ENR party flag
image by Victor Lomantsov, 18 Apr 2003

According Statutes of party "Undivisible nation of Russia":

1.4. Party have its symbolics:
Victor Lomantsov, 18 Apr 2003


Gone toghether

party flag
image by António Martins, 06 Jun 1999

Flags like this were used by several youth pro-president organizations, led by movement Идущие вместе (=Gone together). In TV-reportage members of movement said: the red colour of the flag is for past (communism), the white Andrew’s cross is for modern times. Flags are not official. I saw this flag only one time.
Lomantsov Victor, 14 Jan 2005


Homeland party

The party is called Rodina (Motherland, Homeland). They back the Kremlin on certain issues. A flag, I have not seen yet, since this is a new party.
Zach Harden, 08 Dec 2003


Red Cross-road

KPK party flag
image by António Martins, 08 Jul 1999

At www.aha.ru/~intcentr/, this flag.
Dov Gutterman, 22 Mar 1999

Probably belongs to one marginal pro-communist organisation "Red Cross-road" (the meaning of the inscription). I’ve never heard of that organisation and have never seen the flag as well. The host of the site is the International Center for Forming of the Communist Doctrine.
Alexei Arkhipov, 22 Mar 1999

The mixing of tsarist symbols (Peter’s alternate naval flag), hammer and sickle and red-white-black might suppose a neonazi (or “fascist”, as they’re called here) party or group, a fringe group of soviet nostalgic nationalists (and hence the saloon style lettering certainly isn’t an US connection) but I’m not sure. None of the russians whom I asked knew this one. (I also have no idea why "s" and "t" are red while the other letters are black.)
António Martins, 08 Jul 1999


Self-Governing Workers

I found a flag at this plso website. It referes to a polictal party named Self-Governing Workers.
Steve Stringfellow, 24 Jan 1999

The hands are suspisiously like W. Smith’s proposal flag for Antartica.
Željko Heimer, 26 Jan 1999


Russian Popular Front
Российский Народный Фронт | Rossiĭskiĭ Narodnyĭ Front

RNF flag
image by Jorge Candeias, 03 Apr 2003

The number 177 of Vida Soviética [official Soviet information abroad magazine in Portuguese], of April, 1990, one of the last issues published before the split of the USSR, had an article about Strangths and weaknesses of Russia, examining the position of Russia within the Union and its potential. It’s illustrated by a number of photos, but only one of them has vex content, showing what seems to be a demonstration of a small group of people within a political organization called Russian Popular Front (Российский Народный Фронт), that fly a flag, probably the flag of that organization: The flag is very light, probably white, with a very narrow dark saltire.

Unfortunately, the article doesn’t give any hint as to the colour of that saltire, but I made an educated guess: since there was, at the time, a historical russian flag that was white with a blue saltire (later readopted by the independent Russian Federation), and since this group’s name seems to indicate a nationalist tint, I’d bet that the saltire is blue. (It should be always kept clear, however, that this is by no means certain — just a hunch on my part.)

Jorge Candeias, 03 Apr 2003

It was white with a blue saltire, yes. RPF was founded on March 1989 in Moscow as anticommunist people’s-democratic movement (leader was Mr. Skurlatov), later in Movement Fatherland - All Russia.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 04 Apr 2006


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