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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
According Statutes of party "Undivisible nation of Russia":
1.4. Party have its symbolics:Victor Lomantsov, 18 Apr 2003
- emblem of the party is a text "Undivisible nation of Russia" written with capital letters of red colour, font "Impact" (Cyr.)
- flag of the party is white with image of the emblem
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
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
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
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
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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