Last modified: 2006-07-29 by antonio martins
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The islands Franz Joseph Land (Zemlâ Franca-Ĭosifa |
and New Land
(Novaâ Zemlâ | Новая
Земля) are part of Arkhagelsk Region,
but not part of Nenetsia (which is an
autonomous district dependent also from Arkhagelsk Region, and the mainland
opposite to all of them). Other nearby islands, Kolguev and Baĭgaĉ
— smaller and closer to the shore —, do belong to Nentsia.
According to my newer Russian atlases, all these
islands are (very sparsely) inhabited exclusively by
russians, except for New Land, that harbours a small
nentsi community in its southern tip. Any local flags
would be town flags (that may exist, but I doubt that it
is a priorily for local leaders).
António Martins, 07 Aug 1999
Arkhangelsk region has not the flag.
Aleksey Peshkov (from the official regional website), 08 Feb 2002
White saltire on 1:2 red, as
displayed at the Catalonian Vexillological Association’s
on-line database on Russian flags, at
António Martins, 16 Nov 1998
Unlike many other reports, the very single reference ever found
about this flag was the above mentioned ACV website, and re-reports spunning
from it. I sincerely think it is a fake — there are just too many
other examples of this situation for it to be an occasional misidentification
or a genuine rarity.
Victor Lomantsov, 26 Nov 2002
Flags like this were used by several youth pro-president organizations, led
by movement Идущие
вместе (=Gone together).
Lomantsov Victor, 14 Jan 2005
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