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New Russia

 

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Flag

other Flags

Meaning/Origin of the Flag

Coat of Arms

Meaning/Origin of the Coat of Arms

regional Flags

Map

Numbers and Facts

History

Origin of the Country's Name



Flag

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



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other Flags

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




Flagge Fahne flag Neurussland, Neu Russland, New Russia, Noworossia
2014–2015,
alleged variant with the colors of the Russian Empire,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)



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Meaning/Origin of the Flag

The flag of New Russia shows the colors of Russia: white, blue and red, in an arrangement as a blue diagonal cross with a white border on red ground. The origin lies in the flag of the New Russia party, which has occurred as a first for the interests of a state of New Russia on the territory of Ukraine.

The design of the flag corresponds to design principles that go back to Tsar Peter the Great and can be found in the historical flags of Russia, in flags of Cossack armies (e.g. Semirechye Cossacks) and in the today's naval flag and naval Jack of Russia. The colors white, blue and red have been the national colors of Russia since 1915. There are attempts to interpret the color symbolism of the Confedered States into the flag in order to imply a racial war between the Russians and the Ukrainians. They all serve only to discretize the political project "New Russia". The problem is that even in Russia there are supporters supporters for this point of view who, despite their lack of education, were able to reach influential positions and present their humble understanding, morally charged, as "truth".

An horizontally three-striped flag in white, yellow and black is also used. It is similar to the flag of the Russian Empire between 1858 and 1915 (colours are in reverse order). Black and gold are the colors of the coat of arms (black eagle on a golden background), white is the color of Saint George.

Source: Volker Preuß, Wikipedia (EN)

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Coat of Arms


Wappen coat of arms Neurussland Neu Russland New Russia Noworossia
2014–2015,
Coat of arms of New Russia,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)

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Meaning/Origin of the Coat of Arms

The coat of arms shows the Russian eagle. It holds a bundle of arrows and ears in its claws, is sitting on a hammer and an anchor, and wears a mural crown. On the chest of a breastplate, showing a Sagittarius. The state motto is: will and work!.

Source: Volker Preuß

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regional Flags

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




Flagge Fahne flag Republik People's Republic Donezk Donetsk Fahne
since Sept. 2017,
Flag of Donetsk People's Republic,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)



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Map


Ukraine and its claimed territories
Source: Freeware, University of Texas Libraries, modyfied by: Volker Preuß


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

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Numbers and Facts

Area: 6.270 sq. mi.

Inhabitants: 3.766.500 (2015)

Größte Stadt: Donetsk, 908.500 Ew. (2020)

official Languagen: Russian, Ukrainian

Time Zone: GMT + 3 h

Source: Wikipedia (EN)

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History

After a coup in January 2014, the constitutional order and the democratically elected President of Ukraine were eliminated. The new leadership pursued a nationalist, anti-Russian policy, which was directed against the rights of national minorities of Russians in the country – which accounts for at least 10% of the population – and e.g. abolished the Russian language as one of the official languages of the Ukraine. The in the east and south of the Ukraine living Russians organized themselves and took over the power locally, in specific cities and regions, and proclaimed several Russian people's republics who aspired autonomy towards the Ukraine. The republics of Odessa and Kharkov had no long life and perished in the war, which the Ukraine startet, on the republics. Only the People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk could withstand, and they joined on 24th of April in 2014 to the Federation of New Russia. On 2nd of November were organized first elections in the republics, and the pro-Russian forces had been the winners. The project of the "Federation New Russia" was halted/discontinued on 20th of May in 2015 due to the lack of interest from the participating republics.

Source: Wikipedia (D), Volker Preuß

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Origin of the Country's Name

The geographical term "New Russia" is originated around the year 1764 when Russia succeeded in driving the Ottoman Empire out of the region between the coast of the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Ukraine. The region was specifically populated by ethnic Russians and Germans. The Russian Bolsheviks annexed New Russia to the Soviet Ukraine after their 1917 coup. Even today there is a high proportion of Russians in New Russia.

Source: Wikipedia (DE), Volker Preuß

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