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Neonazi flags in Russia

Last modified: 2007-06-09 by antónio martins
Keywords: russian national unity | swastika | hammer and sickle (black) | blade | national bolshevik party | bolshevik | russian national union | cross: double vertical arm | hammer cross | saltire (black) | white legion 88 |
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National Unity of Russia
Rossiyskoye Natsional’noye Yedinstvo (Rossiĭskoe Nacionalhnoe Edinstvo | Российское Национальное Единство)

This is the main neonazi organization in Russia. Operating in semi-underground regime, it engages itself in the same kind of activities as its western counterparts.
António Martins, 10 Sep 1997

Russian National Unity lead is by Barkashov.
Victor Lomantsov, 20 Oct 2000

The "bladed swastika" is actually supposed to be a swastika on a cross of St. Andrew.
Marcus Wendel, 13 Aug 1999

White outline on red

Russian National Unity flag
image by Jaume Ollé, 13 Dec 1997

This version is identical to the R.N.E. logo in their posters, badges and stikers.
António Martins, 27 May 1998

Nazy style

Russian National Unity flag #2
image by António Martins, 10 Sep 1997

This version (bladed swastika black double fimbriated white-black on a white disc double fimbriated black-white on red) was seen by me on Russian TV.
António Martins, 27 May 1998

White ring and square

Russian National Unity flag #3
image by António Martins, 27 May 1998

Yet another version of the flag of Russian National Unity: This time the bladed swastika is black and is placed on a white square, with tips protuding outside the square but showing a white fimbriation against the red background; all inside a red ring. Red shade is clearly darker, It would maybe be of interest to know which flag or flags are really used.
António Martins, 27 May 1998, quoting Nazism Exposed | Flags and Symbols (Pål’s site)


Russian National Union
Russkiy Natsional’niy Soyuz (Russkiĭ Nacionalhniĭ Soûz | Русский Национальний Союз)

National Bolshevik Party flag
image by Ivan Sarajcic, 06 May 2000 | two-sided

Russian National Union (RNS) led by Konstantin Kassimovsky. Racist nazi party. Red flag with black St Andrew cross fimbrated with white, in the center there is white circle (outlined black) with original black cross ("Cross-Hammer"). According to Andrey Jahwlansky, the symbol of RNS is "Lobarum" (Jesus Christ monogram) consisting from crossed Greek letters (X and P). Source: Flag Report 17 [frp]
Jaume Ollé, 07 May 2000 and 13 May 2000

I doubt about the interpretation of this symbol being the khi-ro monogram (U+2627, the first two letters of "Χριστος", greek for "Christ"). While this flag shows a cross potent with a hook extending from the side of the upper arm, the labarum (at least as used nowadays by the catholic church though I believe it is quite the same elsewhere) is rather a "P" and an "X" superimposed, the first slightly elongated:

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There are big differences between both symbols. Moreover, the use of a religious symbol on a russian neonazi flag would make sense only if it were a distinct russian orthodox symbol, which is not the case.
António Martins, 10 May 2000

The top part of the cross looks like cyrillic letter "P" — first letter in russian word "Russia".
Victor Lomantsov, 07 May 2000


National Bolshevik Party
Natsional’naya Bol’shevistkaya Partiya (Nacionalhnaâ Bolhŝevistkaâ Partiâ | Национальная Большевисткая Партия)

National Bolshevik Party flag
image by António Martins, 04 Oct 1998

This is a flag of the National Bolshevik Party led by Eduard Limonov. The party’s only a handful of extremist-minded students, but they are present at any rally that takes place in Moscow. They are calling for a revolution and extermination of all non-Russians in Russia.
Grigory Kuznetsov, 29 Jan 1999

The flag is based on the nazi scheme (red, a centered white disk with a black symbol); instead of the swastika there is the sickle-and-hammer device. This flag impressed me because of the merging of two well known and opposite symbols; it is a vexillological oxymoron.
Giuseppe Bottasini


Russian National Socialist Party

Russian National Socialist Party and Northern Alliance are the second largest neo-nazi parties in Russia, after R.N.E.. Unfortunately I have no flags of RNSP.
Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999


Northern Alliance
Sevyerniy Alliyans (Severniĭ Alliâns | Северний Аллиянс)

Northern Alliance flag #1
image by Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999

Russian National Socialist Party and Northern Alliance are the second largest neo-nazi parties in Russia, after R.N.E.. Northern Alliance uses four different flags: The tricolor, as was used by General Vlasov Army (ROA) who collaborated with German Army and Reich; I thin that is why Severnij Alijans use it together with old Aryan symbol Swastika.
Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999

Double cross and shield on tricolor

Northern Alliance flag #2
image by Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999

Another their flag with something like “shield” as I know also was a symbol of Division of Waffen-SS Russische-1 or 2 I can’t say exactly.
Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999

Three-colour double cross and shield on black

Northern Alliance flag #3
image by Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999

[This and this are two other russian neo-nazi flags sent by Mikhail Paraskan on 22 Oct 1999 without any explanation attached. Ed.]


White Legion 88

White Legion 88 flag
image by Andre Kovalev and António Martins, 15 Jan 2003

A variation of the imperial flag, undoubtedly inspired by German WWI and WWII flags, as I saw used by the organisation White Legion 88. I must admit the flag was designed with taste.
Andre Kovalev, 04 Jul 2002


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