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Luhansk

 

Contents

Flag

Historical Flags

Meaning/Origin of the Flag

Coat of Arms

Meaning/Origin of the Coat of Arms

Map

Numbers and Facts

History

Origin of the Country's Name



Flag

Flagge Fahne flag Republik People's Republic Lugansk Luhansk
since Nov. 2014,
Flag of Luhansk People's Republic,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN), lug-info.com



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Historical Flags

The flag history of the Russian republics of Donetsk and Luhansk was similar. Initially, both used an archetype that showed a three-striped flag with the Russian double-headed eagle and an inscription with the name of the Republic. The double-headed eagle was the coat of arms of the respective country and it was placed in the middle of the flag. Flags with inscriptions are rather uncommon and even the showing the coat of arms was not practiced on the flags of Russian republics. So officially (on the part of the offices, authorities and the army of the country), coats of arms and inscriptions were removed from the flag and only the three-colored flags were shown as symbols of the republic. The following changes to the coats of arms of the republics did not affect the flags either. Nevertheless, the flags with the coats of arms and inscriptions were and are still used by the population, so that it is difficult to understand the sequence of changes in the symbolism of the republics.


Flagge Fahne flag Republik People's Republic Lugansk Luhansk
May to October 2014,
Flag of Luhansk People's Republic,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)




Flagge Fahne flag Republik People's Republic Lugansk Luhansk
May to October 2014,
Flag of Luhansk People's Republic,
variant without inscription




Flagge Fahne flag Neurussland Neu Russland New Russia Noworossia
2014–2015,
Flag of the Federation of New Russia,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)




Flagge Fahne flag Republik People's Republic Lugansk Luhansk
October 2014 to 2017,
Flag of Luhansk People's Republic,
variant with coat of arms,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)




Flagge Fahne flag Republik People's Republic Lugansk Luhansk
since 2017,
Flag of Luhansk People's Republic,
variant with coat of arms,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)



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Meaning/Origin of the Flag

The first flag of the Luhansk People's Republic was introduced on the occasion of the establishing of the republic on 7th of April in 2014. It showed three horizontal stripes in pale blue, dark blue and red, and in the middle the coat of arms of the Republic, a golden Russian eagle with a chest plate which shows the coat of arms of the City of Luhansk. The flag showed on the upper and on the lower stripe of the flag one name of the country: "Luganskaya Respublika". In practice, the inscriptions were oftenly omitted, not so often the eagle too. Therefore offices, authorities and the army of the republic officially introduced just a three-striped flag without any inscriptions and without the eagle in autumn of 2014.

The Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk had been united between 24th of April in 2014 and 20th of May in 2015 in the "Federation of New Russia". Even its flag is frequently still in use. It shows the colors of Russia: white, blue and red, in an arrangement as a blue diagonal cross with a white border on red ground.

Source: Volker Preuß, Wikipedia (EN)

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Coat of Arms


Wappen Volksrepublik Republik Lugansk coat of arms Luhansk People's Republic
2014,
Coat of arms of the Luhansk People's Republic,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)


Wappen Volksrepublik Republik Lugansk coat of arms Luhansk People's Republic
2014–2017,
Coat of arms of the Luhansk People's Republic,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)


Wappen Volksrepublik Republik Lugansk coat of arms Luhansk People's Republic
since 2017,
Coat of arms of the Luhansk People's Republic,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)

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Meaning/Origin of the Coat of Arms

The first coat of arms of the Luhansk People's Republic was introduced on the occasion of the establishing of the republic on 7th of April in 2014. It showed a golden Russian eagle, surmounted by three crowns, with a chest plate which shows the coat of arms of the City of Luhansk.

With the Constitution of 2014, was adopted a new coat of arms. It showed a sunflower, a horse, mining technology and the letters LNR and a blue banner with the words: "Воля свободных людей" => "The will of free people ".

In 2017, was adopted a new coat of arms. It shows a red, five-pointed star within a wreath of grain ears, held together with ribbons in the national colors and is placed on oak leaves. The lower ribbon displays the name of the country: Luganskaya Narodnaya Respublika. In the upper part of the arms appeares between the ears an octagonal golden star.

Source: Volker Preuß

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Map


New Russia, and its historical and claimed territories, rot: in reality owned, (July 2015)
Source: Freeware, University of Texas Libraries, modyfied by: Volker Preuß

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Numbers and Facts

Area: 3.234 square miles

Inhabitants: 1.464.000, thereof 58% Ukrainians, 39% Russians

Density of Population: 453 inh./sq.mi.

Capital: Luhansk, 401.300 inh. (2020)

official Language: Russian

other Languages: Ukrainian

Currency: Russian currency

Time Zone: GMT + 3 h

Source: Wikipedia (D), Wikipedia (EN)

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History

January 2014 · coup in Kiev (not constitutionally compliant change of power), riots

16th of March in 2014 · referendum in the Republic of Crimea, an overwhelming majority votes in favor of a connection to Russia, on 18th of March the parliament of Crimea decides the affiliation to Russia, on 20th of March the parliament of Russia decides the affiliation of the Republic of Crimea to the Russian Federation

7th of April in 2014 · proclamation of the (Russian) Republic of Donetsk in Donbass Area, later also of the Republics of Luhansk, Kharkiv and Odessa

15th of April 2014 · beginning of hostilities by the Ukraine

24th of April 2014 · establishing of the Federation of New Russia (Luhansk und Donezk)

12th of May in 2014 · referendums in the Republics of Luhansk and Donetsk confirm the sovereignty of the republics by a large majority

15th of May in 2014 · Republics of Luhansk and Donetsk proclaim their sovereignty and separate themselves from Ukraine

September 2014 · armistice

November 2014 · elections

Source: Wikipedia (D)

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Origin of the Country's Name

The country's name comes from the capital Luhansk. Its name comes from the river Lugan.

Source: Wikipedia (D)

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